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Jackson 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

Jackson County 4-H Events

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State 4-H Events

Looking for a larger or specialized 4-H camp experience? Here are details on some outstanding state-level 4-H camps, which are held at beautiful and historic WVU Jackson’s Mill State 4-H Camp.

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Recent WV 4-H News

2024 My Hands to Larger Service mini-grants available

Youth replacing the floorboards of a porch

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.

Mini-Grant Application

Read 2024 My Hands to Larger Service mini-grants available

West Virginia 4-H Announces 2023 Youth in Action Award Winners

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

Read West Virginia 4-H Announces 2023 Youth in Action Award Winners

Win up to $3,000 in the Natural Resources & Agriculture Business Pioneer Competition

Photo of student standing at a podium presenting in front of a screen with the words "Natural Resources and Agriculture Business Pioneer Competition" overlayed on top. The Flying "WV" and "Extension" written in bottom left corner

West Virginia individuals or teams (up to four persons) of students in grades 9-12 from traditional, virtual or homeschool environments, or those attending career and technical centers are invited to compete in the 2023 Natural Resources and Agriculture Business Pioneer Competition.

This competition is an exciting program designed to engage talented youths in our community, state and beyond. By participating in this competition, young people will have the opportunity to jump-start their own businesses or develop essential skills for their future roles with potential employers.

Read Win up to $3,000 in the Natural Resources & Agriculture Business Pioneer Competition

Older WV 4-H News

4-H Member Resources

Jackson County 4-H Round Up

Jackson County Activities

4-H Round Up takes place in the Spring of the year and is open to all 4-H’ers, plus if a 4-Her is interested in getting a project pin then he/she must do a public speaking or a visual demonstration in the project area to be eligible. There are also opportunities during the day for the Cloverbud’s to participate.

This is an excellent opportunity for Jackson County 4-H to shine. In the past our largest number has been 100 participants. As the program Assistant I would love to see the program grow by at least 50 every year. So I expect to see at least one participant from every club. The only question is what you are as a 4-H’er going to do this year. So fill out your form and get it in as soon as possible and get ready for a great day.

Cloverbud Round-up

  • Project Talk
  • Art
  • Cookie Cook-Off
  • Poetry
  • Pledge
  • Talent Show
  • Engineering at Round-Up and Craft Show