Calhoun County 4-H
What is 4-H?
4-H is one of the largest youth development programs in the United States
involving more than 6.5 million young people and 540,000 youth and adult volunteers.
The focus is on helping youth learn leadership, citizenship, and life skills by
participating in projects and service.
Membership is open to any youth when he/she is in at least 9 years of age and is not older than 21 within the current 4-H year, which runs from October 1 – September 30. The Cloverbud program is open to youths ages 5-7 years of age. On a local level 4-H offers community clubs, specialty clubs, cloverbud clubs, county camp(s), club outings, Achievement Banquet, and more! In 4-H youth socialize, learn, and develop life skills in a safe, educational atmosphere.Studies show that 4-H members
- do better in school
- are more motivated to help others
- feel safe to try new things
- achieve a sense of self-esteem
- develop lasting friendships
Leader – Crystal Brennerman
Location – Arnoldsburg Elementary School
Date/Time – The FIRST Monday of each Month at 6 p.m.
Kids and Kritters 4-H
Leader – Jenna Jett/ Janet Summers
Location – Upper West Fork Park
Date/Time – The THIRD Tuesday of each Month at 6 p.m.
Calhoun County 4-H Teen Leaders
Leader – Jamie Mullins/Kelli Zwoll
Location – Calhoun Middle/High School (Room to Be Determined)
Date/Time – Date/Time to Be Determined
Pleasant Hill Cornpoppers
Leader – Donna Yoak & Samantha Wilson
Location – Pleasant Hill Methodist Church
Date/Time – The FIRST Monday of each Month at 6:30 p.m.
West Fork Trailblazers
Leader – **
Location – Upper West Fork Park
Date/Time – The THIRD Monday of each Month at 6:30 p.m.
We also have a Cloverbud program at Arnoldsburg and Pleasant Hill Schools for youth aged 5-8.
CampCalhoun County 4-H Camp
Gilmer County Recreation Center, Glenville, WV
Recent WV 4-H News
Ten 4-H teen leaders and their teams have pledged their hands to larger service in the coming months as they implement the service projects outlined in their winning mini-grant applications. The West Virginia 4-H All Stars have committed $2,000 to support the ten mini-grants to enhance communities in Berkeley, Harrison, Monongalia, Morgan, Ohio, Preston, Putnam, Raleigh, and Randolph counties.
Cooper Knott and the Scrabble Scramblers 4-H Club in Berkeley County plan to update athletic equipment at the Camp Frame. This facility attracts the tri-county community for year-round social, educational, and recreational gatherings. The basketball hoop and backboard at the facility are broken and need to be replaced for the facility users to enjoy for years to come.
Harrison County 4-H members Hope Woods, Hannah Woods, and Spencer Nolan plan to repurpose old furniture to make a blessing box in their community. Community members can help fill this box with food, warm clothes, hygiene products, and other essentials that those in need can discretely acquire. By repurposing old furniture instead of building a new box, the 4-H members aim to reduce waste and encourage environmental preservation.
For several years the West Virginia 4-H All Stars have generously funded to eleven mini-grants for West Virginia 4-H teens/teen leader groups to assist in the planning and completion of a community service project through the My Hands to Larger Service 4-H Project.
The West Virginia 4-H Youth in Action Program announces three young leader in 4-H pillar areas: agriculture, civic engagement, and STEM.