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Tyler 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

Strong 4-H Clubs: Volunteer Workshop Series

An adult volunteer surrounded by 4-H'ers.

4-H volunteers are encouraged to participate in an engaging volunteer opportunity with the Eastern Region of Extension Agents. These statewide virtual workshops will occur monthly from November through April on the second Thursday at 7 p.m. on Zoom.

Participants do not need to attend all sessions. Select only the workshops you will be interested in attending. Links to the Zoom meetings will be emailed to participants.

Read Strong 4-H Clubs: Volunteer Workshop Series

Six West Virginia 4-H'ers Participated in Northeast States 4-H Presentations Fest

West Virginia 4-H held their State 4-H Presentation Expo in April 2021. Six of the top scorers - two from each presentation type (Formal Speech, Demonstration, Illustrated Talk) - were invited to participate in the inaugural Northeast States 4-H Presentations Fest on Saturday, September 18, 2021. This event, led by Melanie Forstrom of Cornell Cooperative Extension, showcased the presentation skills of 37 youth from 10 states, including Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and West Virginia.

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New 4-H year kicks off on October 1, 2021

Four teenages walking together across a field

The beginning of October ushers in the new 4-H year. West Virginia University Extension's 4-H program welcomes current and new families to enroll in the new 4-H year starting October 1, 2021.

The 4-H registration process has moved online into ZSuite. A household completes all registration forms and participant waivers in this system. Participant waivers include a Health form, Media release, Transportation waiver, ADA accommodation needs, and the Code of Conduct. Following the waivers, members will be asked to select 4-H clubs and 4-H projects they wish to participate in during the upcoming 4-H year. Volunteers will also need to enroll in ZSuite.

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Older WV 4-H News


Clubs

Find a 4-H Club in Tyler County

Camp

Tyler County 4-H Camp will be announced. Be sure to get involved with the monthly camp planning meetings!



All forms must be submitted to the Tyler County Extension Office!