Jefferson 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 Clubs throughout the county are currently organizing for the upcoming 4-H year that will begin October 1, 2020. Clubs that are authorized to meet for the 4-H year will be listed as they complete their volunteer registration and club charter renewal.
The Jefferson County 4-H program has community clubs that meet throughout the county. If you would like more information on becoming involved in the 4-H program as a club member or volunteer, please contact 304-728-7413.Jefferson County 4-H Clubs
Jefferson 4-H Report
Jefferson County Virtual 4-H Fair
Youth were given this platform to display their exhibits since we did
not have a county fair this year.
Camp Preparations are Under Way at Camp Frame
Tri-County Camp is almost here and preparations are under way to hold the best camp we can. Please come out to Camp Frame on June 2, 2018, from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., to help clean up the camp grounds in preparation for the camping season. All and any help is welcome.
We look forward to having all the help we can get to make the best camp even better.
Recent WV 4-H News
Virtual 4-H Livestock Skill-a-thons and Quiz Bowl planned for April and May
Do you love Livestock? Join our Virtual Livestock Skill-a-thon and Quiz Bowl Competitions
this April and May.
West Virginia 4-H'ers love learning about livestock, and this spring, they will have
a chance to test their knowledge in two virtual formats:
It Pays to BEE a Writer: State 4-H Beekeeping Essay Contest
West Virginia 4-H is excited to announce our first annual State 4-H Beekeeping Essay Contest!
The topic for this 750-1000 word essay is Immunity-Threats to Bee Colonies and Methods to Defend Again the Threats .
Move into March with Virtual 4-H Special Interest Clubs
West Virginia 4-H is excited to kick off ten new virtual
4-H Special Interest (SPIN) clubs in March. These virtual 4-H SPIN
clubs will focus on different topic areas and will last between four to six
sessions. Additional virtual SPIN clubs will come online throughout the
spring, so stay tuned for April and May clubs!
These 4-H SPIN clubs are open to 4-H members. There will be opportunities for Cloverbuds announced soon. Be sure to read each club description to determine which age groups are invited to participate. Each club is a little different. Some clubs are designed to help 4-H members with their project work, but not all of them. All youth are welcome to join a SPIN club to learn, no matter their project area!
Some of the 4-H SPIN clubs are free to participants while other clubs do have a small fee. The clubs with fees will be providing a club kit of supplies for the kids to engage in hands-on activities at home.