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Raleigh 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 summer camp programs focus on positive youth development and provides opportunities to try new experiences in an encouraging environment. At residential camps, campers enjoy a fun-filled five day, four night camp which provides youth the opportunity to meet to new friends, experience fun evening camp fires, and earn skills such as fishing, cooking, art, sports, STEM, and outdoor recreation. 4-H Camp allows youth to develop important life skills like leadership, responsibility, and goal attainment.

At day camps, 4-H'ers and Cloverbuds age 5-12 experience all of the fun of residential camp without the overnight stay.

Raleigh County 4-H News

Speakers Available for Raleigh County Community Events

Looking for a speaker for your group, your classroom or your organization in Raleigh County?

WVU Extension agents can teach on a variety of topics, including:

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Recent WV 4-H News

Meet The Mountaineer

Mountaineer holding Musket with Mountain scene in background. Text that reads "Meet The Mountaineer". WVU Extension Service Logo. 4-H four leaf clover logo.

When: Jan 21st 6PM  

This evening is designed for our younger 4-H members ages 8-13.  This event will feature a Q&A from Mountaineer Mascot Colson Glover! Youth will have the opportunity to ask the Mountaineer questions ranging from his daily schedule, what college is lik e, his favorite memories from being the mascot, or even things like his favorite food and movies.  All participants will receive a small gift from us in the mail, so please encourage participants to register online. After registering for the event, all participants will receive a Zoom link for their respective event. We also will share the two links with our agents/youth development teams prior to the events. 

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WVU Trivia Night

Boy cheering at computer screen.

When: Jan 19th 6PM

This evening is designed for students ages 14+. We will be kicking off this event with a student panel featuring some WVU Collegiate 4-H members.  Youth will have an opportunity to ask questions about attending WVU, college life in general, how 4-H has helped them in their college careers, and any other information they may want to understand from a college student’s perspective. We will be sending our top three trivia finishers some fun prizes  

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HEARTfelt Thanks to Our Volunteers Campaign

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When: Through Jan 31st, 2021

Has a 4-H Volunteer made a difference in your life? Would you like the opportunity to say thank you and show your appreciation? Then this event is for you! We are looking for 4-H members from across the state to create a brief HEARTfelt thank you note to our 4-H volunteers, arrange for someone to take their picture holding their message in front of them, and submit this photo in ZSuite.

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