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Lewis 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

Lewis County 4-H membership is open to all youths ages 9 – 21. (Children ages eight and in the third grade as of October 1 of the 4-H year) may also join as full members. Younger children may join as Cloverbuds.

There are nine 4-H clubs located throughout Lewis County. Each club provides a number of activities for their members in addition to monthly meetings.

LITES (Teen Leaders)

Meeting Day: First Thursday
Meeting Time: 6:30 p.m.
Meeting Place: Lewis County EMS Community Room

The Lewis County 4-H Teen Leaders Association (LITES) is a very active group. From organizing county-wide events to community service to experiencing the fun and fellowship of great special activities…the LITES do it all!

LITES host the annual Lewis County Officers’ Training School and Mini-Camp for older Cloverbuds and first year campers. LITES also have an active role in the Lewis County 4-H Field Day.

Membership in LITES is open to all Lewis County 4-H members that are 13 or older as of October 1 of the 4-H year.

To find out more about the Lewis County 4-H Teen Leaders’ Association, call  304-269-4660.


Camps

Each year, 4-H members from clubs throughout Lewis County gather to renew friendships and to make new friends at the Lewis County 4-H Camp held at WVU Jackson’s Mill. This year, the Lewis County 4-H Camp will once again offer great adventures and exciting learning opportunities for returning and first year campers alike.

All Lewis County 4-H members are welcomed and encouraged to come to camp. It’s a fun-filled five days for all. Registration information will be mailed to 4-H members in mid-May.

Contact: Megan Midcap, Extension Agent

Recent WV 4-H News

West Virginia 4-H Youth in Action Winner: Healthy Living

The West Virginia 4-H Youth in Action Program recognized four young leaders in 2021 in the 4-H core pillar areas of agriculture, civic engagement, healthy living, and STEM.

Levi Wright received the award for agriculture; Caroline Fox received the award for civic engagement; Rosa Williams received the award for healthy living; and John Allen received the award for STEM. Join us each Thursday in May to learn more about our 2021 Youth in Action award winners.

Each of the four winners received a $500 mini-grant to develop a significant community project, recognition at a formal award ceremony, a full scholarship to attend West Virginia 4-H Older Members Conference, an opportunity to be featured as the West Virginia 4-H Youth Spokesperson for their pillar area, support and mentorship to apply for the 2022 National 4-H Youth in Action Awards, and an official reference letter from the West Virginia State 4-H Program Leader, Brent Clark.

West Virginia 4-H Youth in Action Winner: Civic Engagement

The West Virginia 4-H Youth in Action Program recognized four young leaders in 2021 in the 4-H core pillar areas of agriculture, civic engagement, healthy living, and STEM.

Levi Wright received the award for agriculture; Caroline Fox received the award for civic engagement; Rosa Williams received the award for healthy living; and John Allen received the award for STEM. Join us each Thursday in May to learn more about our 2021 Youth in Action award winners.

Each of the four winners received a $500 mini-grant to develop a significant community project, recognition at a formal award ceremony, a full scholarship to attend West Virginia 4-H Older Members Conference, an opportunity to be featured as the West Virginia 4-H Youth Spokesperson for their pillar area, support and mentorship to apply for the 2022 National 4-H Youth in Action Awards, and an official reference letter from the West Virginia State 4-H Program Leader, Brent Clark.

West Virginia 4-H Youth in Action Winner: Agriculture

The West Virginia 4-H Youth in Action Program recognized four young leaders in 2021 in the 4-H core pillar areas of agriculture, civic engagement, healthy living, and STEM.

Levi Wright received the award for agriculture; Caroline Fox received the award for civic engagement; Rosa Williams received the award for healthy living; and John Allen received the award for STEM. Join us each Thursday in May to learn more about our 2021 Youth in Action award winners.

Each of the four winners received a $500 mini-grant to develop a significant community project, recognition at a formal award ceremony, a full scholarship to attend West Virginia 4-H Older Members Conference, an opportunity to be featured as the West Virginia 4-H Youth Spokesperson for their pillar area, support and mentorship to apply for the 2022 National 4-H Youth in Action Awards, and an official reference letter from the West Virginia State 4-H Program Leader, Brent Clark.

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