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 4-H Family Orientation
Purpose: To help newer 4-H families and members understand 4-H, ZSuite enrollment, and 4-H project books and completion. All families are welcome, whether you are new to 4-H or have been a member for years.
• 6 p.m. - Dinner (Pizza provided by the Jefferson County 4-H Foundation)
• 6:30 p.m. - Parent Workshop 1 (ZSuite Enrollment or 4-H Project Completion and 4-H Program information)
• 6:30 p.m. - Youth Session (4-H Exhibit/Poster Making, Project Book Exploration, Games and Songs)
• 7:15 p.m. - Parent Workshop 2 (ZSuite Enrollment or 4-H Project Completion and 4-H Program information)
• 8 p.m. - Safe Travel Home
Registration: Contact the WVU Jefferson County Extension Office by Friday, October 22.
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
4-H volunteers are encouraged to participate in an engaging volunteer opportunity
with the Eastern Region of Extension Agents. These statewide virtual workshops
will occur monthly from November through April on the second Thursday at 7 p.m.
Participants do not need to attend all sessions. Select only the workshops you will be interested in attending. Links to the Zoom meetings will be emailed to participants.
West Virginia 4-H held their State 4-H Presentation Expo in April 2021. Six of the top scorers - two from each presentation type (Formal Speech, Demonstration, Illustrated Talk) - were invited to participate in the inaugural Northeast States 4-H Presentations Fest on Saturday, September 18, 2021. This event, led by Melanie Forstrom of Cornell Cooperative Extension, showcased the presentation skills of 37 youth from 10 states, including Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and West Virginia.
The beginning of October ushers in the new 4-H year. West Virginia University Extension Service's 4-H program welcomes current and new families to enroll in the new 4-H year starting October 1, 2021.
The 4-H registration process has moved online into ZSuite. A household completes all registration forms and participant waivers in this system. Participant waivers include a Health form, Media release, Transportation waiver, ADA accommodation needs, and the Code of Conduct. Following the waivers, members will be asked to select 4-H clubs and 4-H projects they wish to participate in during the upcoming 4-H year. Volunteers will also need to enroll in ZSuite.