West Virginia 4-H
For more than 100 years, 4-H has helped Mountain State youth find their future. Today, from science-based learning to historical lessons, 4-H cultivates tomorrow's leaders and offers comprehensive growth for the whole family.Join the West Virginia 4-H tradition
Upcoming WV 4-H Events
West Virginia 4-H is offering a wide variety of virtual 4-H programs this summer. Check them out and register in ZSuite starting April 16.
4-H Clubs in WV
WVU 4-H offers community and specialty 4-H clubs across the state.
Develop life skills and become a more active citizen.4-H All Stars
Ag in the Classroom
Extension Camping Instructor
Healthy Lifestyles Initiative
Communications & Expressive Arts
W.Va. Statewide Afterschool Network
What Interests You
Grow and learn about topics that interest you with WVU 4-H projects.4-H Animal Science Projects
Scholarships for 4-H'ers to attend WVU. All applications due: March 31.Fizer Scholarship for 4-H'ers
Helen T. Waters 4-H Scholarship
John & Lucile Lough 4-H Scholarship
Paul A. & Francena L. Miller Presidential Scholarship
The West Virginia Cashin Recyclables Inc. Putnam County Scholarship
William "Bill" Frye 4-H Scholarship
Wood County 4-H Scholarship
- Apr195:00 PM - 6:00 PMCancelled - Hiking 4-H SPIN Club
- Apr196:00 PM - 7:00 PM STEM Lit-to-Go! 4-H Cloverbud SPIN Club
- Apr196:00 PM - 7:00 PMCancelled - Cloverbuds Can Make it! 4-H SPIN Club
- Apr196:30 PM - 7:30 PMWelcome to 4-H! SPIN Club
- Apr205:00 PM - 6:00 PMSwine Production - Going Whole Hog 4-H SPIN Club
- Apr205:00 PM - 6:00 PMTake the Bait (Fishing) 4-H SPIN Club
- Apr206:30 PM - 7:30 PMSpring Wildflowers 4-H SPIN Club
- Apr215:00 PM - 6:30 PMBread Making 4-H SPIN Club
- Apr216:00 PM - 7:00 PMMarket Swine Essentials 4-H SPIN Club
- Apr216:00 PM - 7:00 PMRockets Away 4-H SPIN Club
- Apr22 All Day Virtual 4-H Livestock Skill-a-thon (Beef Cattle)
- Apr22 All Day Virtual 4-H Livestock Skill-a-thon (Dairy Cattle)
Teen Discussion Panel on the Pandemic
Youth voices offer unique perspectives, innovative ideas and valuable insights. As West Virginia continues to move through the pandemic, teens want to know more about issues surrounding the public health crisis – now and in the future. Experts will give young people the “tea” (teen slang for “the scoop”) on a host of topics surrounding the pandemic during a special panel discussion on April 12, 2021, at 4 p.m.
This event is hosted by WVU Extension Service 4-H Youth Development Teen Council,
in partnership with West Virginia State University and the West Virginia Joint
Interagency Task Force on COVID-19 vaccines. Experts will answer questions from
teens on a variety of topics, including the science behind COVID testing, vaccinations,
future pandemics, economy implications, education and other issues related to the
pandemic. The event will be moderated by members of 4-H’s Teen Council and Collegiate
4-H members from WVU and WVU Tech.
Final Two Virtual Special Interest (SPIN) Clubs Kick Off in Mid-April
The final spring virtual
4-H Special Interest (SPIN) clubs will start in mid-April in order to wrap
up in May prior to our summer 4-H programs. These virtual 4-H SPIN clubs will
focus on different topic areas and will last between four to six sessions. Do
not hesitate to register. Many of the SPIN clubs have filled quickly!
These 4-H SPIN clubs are open to 4-H members. Be sure to read each club description to determine which age groups are invited to participate. Each club is a little different. Some clubs are designed to help 4-H members with their project work, but not all of them. All youth are welcome to join a SPIN club to learn, no matter their project area!
Some of the 4-H SPIN clubs are free to participants while other clubs do have a small fee. The clubs with fees will be providing a club kit of supplies for the kids to engage in hands-on activities at home.
Researchers are seeking 4-H members to participate 4-H Study of Positive Youth Development
Researchers of youth development from Tufts University and Boston College have started
a new study examining adolescents’ beliefs, behaviors, and involvement in youth
development programs. This study seeks to understand how youth develop in positive
From 2002 to 2012, Professors Richard Lerner and Jacqueline Lerner conducted the
4-H Study of Positive Youth Development (PYD), a study of thriving across the
adolescent years. The findings from the 4-H Study of PYD have been adopted across
the nation and the world! With this new study, we aim to find out if the findings
from the original study can be applied to current adolescents.
Virtual 4-H Cloverbud Special Interest Clubs Coming in April
West Virginia 4-H is excited to launch more virtual 4-H Cloverbud Special Interest
(SPIN) clubs in April. These virtual SPIN clubs will meet once a week
for six weeks beginning the week of April 12 and ending the week of May
They are open to any interested 4-H Cloverbud and volunteer. 4-H Cloverbuds are youth with birthdates between October 1, 2012 and June 30, 2015. Each club will be $20 to participate. This fee will cover the cost of a club kit of supplies for the kids to engage in hands-on activities at home related to the club topic.
Choose a virtual 4-H Cloverbud SPIN club of interest to you, then register online through ZSuite. To register for a virtual 4-H Cloverbud SPIN club go to 4h.zsuite.org and enroll in 4-H with your county. Then select the “event” option to choose the club.
Adopt-A-Chick Egg Cam
4-H animal science programs provide members with the opportunity to gain life skills that they will carry into their future. Though the world around us is evolving, the importance of agriculture education is still an emerging need. The pandemic created an opportunity to offer innovated virtual programming.
The Adopt-A-Chick program was designed to give 4-H’ers the opportunity to participate in an integrated virtual and hands-on animal science program. Members adopted a chick from the time it was an egg until it hatched. Once hatched, participants are given the option to take the chick home.
During this six-week program participants learned: