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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

4-H CloverClubs

Arnoldsburg Eagles
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.

Camp

Calhoun County 4-H Camp
Gilmer County Recreation Center, Glenville, WV
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Recent WV 4-H News

Fall 2022 Regional 4-H Volunteer Training Opportunities

The words 4-H Volunteers and a 4-H clover surrounded by hands reaching out with hearts in the palms

There are 4-H volunteer training opportunities scheduled around the state from late August through early October. A meal and 4-H club ideas (with supplies!) will be provided to each participant.

Volunteers are strongly encouraged to attend these trainings to gain new skills and learn how to restart/start 4-H clubs. This session will provide grab 'n' go training resources and curriculum you can use in working within the 4-H youth program. The training will also focus on building relationships between 4-H volunteers and Extension educators. We are excited to come back together to learn, socialize and recognize our excellent volunteers that support our youth.

Excellence in 4-H project work on display at the State Fair of West Virginia 2022

Adult taking a picture of a boy in a 4-H camp backdrop

The public is encouraged to picture themselves in 4-H this year at the State Fair of West Virginia. The stage has been set for kids of all ages to step into a 4-H club meeting or head off to 4-H camp at the 4-H exhibit in the Cecil Underwood Youth building. Thank you to Gold Ribbon poster winner, Hannah Beckner from Gilmer County for inspiring the exhibit theme this year.

Cornbread muffins, collections of leaves, creative 4-H clover displays, and handmade clothing garments and toolboxes line the display stands in the Cecil Underwood Youth Building at the as evidence of 4-H members’ hard work throughout the past year. People attending the State Fair of West Virginia can view these blue-ribbon 4-H project exhibits from August 11 through 20, 2022. Additionally, there are hundreds of exhibits online in the virtual state 4-H exhibit .

West Virginia 4-H Announces 2022 Youth in Action Award Winners

The West Virginia 4-H Youth in Action Program announces four young leader in 4-H pillar areas: agriculture, civic engagement, healthy living, and STEM.

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