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Preston County 4-H

Did you know that in 4-H you can build rockets, learn photography, be a news reporter, raise small pets, do computer projects, go to camp and make new friends? Did you know that 4-H is for everyone between the ages of 5 and 21? That’s right, everyone! In 4-H you can learn leadership skills, be a mentor, and contribute to your community!

Experience what 4-H in Preston County has to offer

  • at different types of 4-H camps
  • at 4-H club meetings
  • in 4-H community service projects
  • in individual 4-H projects about topics you pick like computers, photography and more
  • on trips to places nearby and far away
  • on international adventures
  • in groups that work with helpful teen and adult leaders.

Come join 4-H and have fun while you discover who you are. For more information about 4-H and how you can join the fun, call the Preston County Extension Service at 304-329-1391.


Clubs

Preston County 4-H Clubs

Teen Leaders
Teen Leaders is a program where teens have the opportunity to develop advanced leadership abilities through a variety of real-life leadership roles.

Cloverbuds
Cloverbuds (Pre 4-H membership) is a program for youth 5 – 8 years of age. Children experience 4-H through fun, hands-on activities that relate to the 4-H project areas.


Buckwheat Festival 4-H Project Exhibit List


County Camps

Contact the Preston County Office.


Recent WV 4-H News

My Hands to Larger Service Spotlight: Mineral County

youth using a saw to cut lumber

"Give what you can. Take what you need." That is the motto of the Blessing Box that the Denim & Dirt 4-H Club saw a need for in their local community. A Blessing Box is a mini-pantry stocked with canned vegetables and proteins, personal care items, paper items, kid-friendly non-perishables, and special seasonal treats.

The 4-H club, under the leadership of 4-H'er Raley Nestor, successfully applied for a My Hands to Larger Service mini-grant. Over four months, the club members and volunteers organized, built, and installed the Blessing Box in their community. The Blessing Box is located in a safe and accessible location within the community, readily available to those in need to obtain food and essential care items.

Read My Hands to Larger Service Spotlight: Mineral County

My Hands to Larger Service Spotlight: Barbour County

two purple scarves

Every nine minutes, someone is diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. The five-year survival rate is only 10%. Pancreatic patients and survivors need hope. Stephanie Santilli's family was impacted when her uncle passed away from pancreatic cancer in 2007. He truly appreciated homemade items that were given to him. Santilli wanted to give others hope, so she stepped up to coordinate the "Purple Scarf of Hope project."

After receiving a My Hands to Larger Service mini-grant, Santilli set forth to recruit volunteers to make scarves and secure additional donations to support the project. She distributed yarn and supplies to the volunteers, collected the finished scarves, and distributed the scarves to pancreatic cancer survivors.

Read My Hands to Larger Service Spotlight: Barbour County

My Hands to Larger Service Spotlight: Braxton County

rows of benches around a campfire

In 2018, a new 4-H council circle was built at Holly Gray Park in Braxton County. Two years later, the new benches in this campfire circle were still bare wood. Drina Kearns saw a need to clean, stain, and seal the benches to keep the structure maintained for coming years.

Kearns took the lead in securing a My Hands to Larger Service mini-grant in 2020. Through the grant, she purchased stains, wood cleaner, and brushes. In addition, Kearns assembled a team of other Braxton County 4-H junior leaders and 4-H volunteers to help her with this project. By July 2020, the team had completed the task. The solid wood stain on the benches will protect the boards from rotting and stay without peeling for many years.

Read My Hands to Larger Service Spotlight: Braxton County

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