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Monongalia County 4-H

Monongalia County has numerous 4-H clubs and a beautiful 4-H camp. Youth development is open to youth of all ages—from youngsters to college.

Upcoming Monongalia County 4-H Events

For the latest Monongalia County 4-H news, information, programs, and events, read our online newsletter!

New 4-H Year, Club Information, and Age Policy

The new 4-H year begins on October 1. For those who have participated before with Monongalia County 4-H, your local agent will send instructions on how to re-enroll your child in ZSuite on October 1. Please do not try and re-enroll until after that date because you will just have to re-do it. 

Several of our community clubs are going to begin meeting and some are delaying their meeting starts. It's recommended you reaching out to your club leaders to see when their first meeting will be held. Monongalia County will hold a countywide Cloverbud (age 5-8) monthly meeting the third Monday of each month at 6 p.m., and a countywide teen leader club (ages 12 and up) that meets monthly on the third Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. at the Extension Office at Mylan Park. Both clubs will begin in October. 

Please contact the Monongalia County Extension Office if you have any questions. We are looking for teen and adult volunteers to assist with our Cloverbud club: please let us know if you are interested.

National 4-H Week Monongalia County Coloring Contest

To celebrate National 4-H Week, the Monongalia County 4-H Leaders Association will be hosting a coloring contest for currently enrolled members in Monongalia. The coloring sheet can be downloaded and printed and all entries will be displayed throughout the month of October in the windows of the Main Street Morgantown office on High Street. 

Entries can be scanned to MonongaliaCountyExtension@mail.wvu.edu, mailed to: 

or dropped in the drop box right beside our office door. Entries are due September 24. PLEASE be sure to include your name, grade, address, and phone number on the back of your completed entry. If you do not do that, you will not be eligible to receive a prize. Prizes will be: 1st Place- 4-H Sweatshirt, 2nd Place- 4-H T-shirt, 3rd Place- 4-H Hat. Age Categories for Prizes are: Elementary (3rd – 5th Grade), Middle (6th- 8th Grade), and Older (9th  Grade - age 21). All Cloverbuds that participate will receive a prize pack. If you need us to mail you a coloring sheet, please let me know.

Monongalia County 4-H Clover Kick-off

Please save the date for a fun afternoon of 4-H activities at our pavilion at the Monongalia County Extension Office/ 4-H Center at Mylan Park. We will be holding a 4-H Clover Kick-off from 2-4:30 p.m. on October 3. We will have lots of fun things planned including stations related to each of the four H’s- head, heart, hands, and health. While you are here, you can get re-enrolled as a member and receive a fun prize. The first 100 4-H aged youth in attendance will receive a prize pack. Masks are required at this event for all in attendance.

If you have questions or need more information, contact Heather at Heather.Tanton@mail.wvu.edu.

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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.


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

If you would like more information on becoming involved in the 4-H program as a club member, camp participant, or volunteer, please feel free to email Becca Fint-Clark, WVU Monongalia County 4-H Youth Development Extension Agent; or email Heather Tanton, WVU Monongalia County 4-H Program Assistant. Both can be reached at 304-291-7201.


Clubs

Want to Join a 4-H Club?

4-H Clover

There are several 4-H clubs that meet throughout Monongalia County.  There is no fee to join 4-H, but there may be fees associated with some projects and events. Enrollment for Monongalia County 4-H begins on October 1 (the beginning of the new 4-H year) and is open year-round.

Age Requirements: 

Traditional 4-H'ers

  • Starting Age Based off of 4-H Year (October 1 – September 30)
  • First year to participate is if they turn 9 years old during this upcoming 4-H year
  • Last possible day to be involved is their final day as a 21 year old (when they turn 22 they age out)

Additional information, paperwork, and training sessions are required from 18-21 year old members.

To register a 4-H member, please complete the enrollment through ZSuite.

Regional 4-H Shotgun Club

Monongalia County 4-H is also part of a regional 4-H shotgun club that meets at the West Virginia Sportsmen & Firearms Association near Fairmont. 4-H members who are 12- 21 years old may participate in the monthly meetings to learn the proper safety and technique of shooting shot guns.

For additional details, email Jim Bowers, Monongalia County 4-H Volunteer, or call him at 304-216-8914.


Camps

Monongalia County 4-H camp registration is now closed for the 2022 season. Please check back for additional information regarding future 4-H camps.


Cloverbuds

Cloverbuds are open to any youth who fit the below age requirements:

  • Starting age based off of age on June 30th
  • First year to participate as a Cloverbud is if they are 5 years old on June 30th – prior to the 4-H year they are starting.
  • Last year to participate as a Cloverbud is if they turn 8 during this upcoming 4-H year

    Cloverbuds can meet as part of a regular 4-H club meeting or can be a separate club. In Monongalia County, several regular clubs also have Cloverbud clubs. Cloverbuds learn cooperation, self-esteem, decision-making, learning skills, and physical skills.

    If you would like additional information regarding Cloverbuds, please email Becca Fint-Clark or call her at 304-291-7201.


    Volunteers

    West Virginia 4-H offers opportunities that can give your child an edge in life. Our program provides a variety of volunteer opportunities for youths, adolescents and adults. Find out how to volunteer!