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Ohio 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

Recent WV 4-H News

WVSAN Wants You To Apply for An Afterschool MiniGrant

The West Virginia Statewide Afterschool Network (WVSAN) with support from the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation is offering mini-grants of up to $7,500 each to support strengthening relationships of Out of School Time (OST) sites, child care centers serving the school aged population, and afterschool programs with their local school systems to work to together to address the extraordinary needs of youth and families during COVID-19.

Read WVSAN Wants You To Apply for An Afterschool MiniGrant

November 4-H Updates

Youths across the state are invited to participate in several upcoming virtual 4-H workshops. The workshops are free and offered to all youths in 3rd grade and above.

4-H member with camera taking a picture

Photography Basics Workshop  Monday, November 16, from 4-5 p.m.

Read November 4-H Updates

October 4-H Updates

Boy in kitchen with a measuring cup of tomatoes, bowls, cutting board, and knife

Youths across the state are invited to participate in 4-H Special Interest (SPIN) clubs hosted by the Eastern Region of West Virginia. There are six different virtual programs lasting 4-6 weeks depending on the topic. Programs are free and offered to all youths in 3rd grade and above.

 “Choose a topic of interest to you then register online through ZSuite.com,” said Margaret Miltenberger, West Virginia University. “All topics will be interactive and taught by West Virginia University Extension 4-H Agents.”

Read October 4-H Updates

Older WV 4-H News


Clubs

Ohio County 4-H Clubs

Camps

Older 4-H Camp (If you are currently in the 7th grade, you will attend Older 4-H Camp)
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Younger 4-H Camp (3rd-6th Grades)
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