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

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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.

  • New 4-H households will have to create a ZSuite account, add household members, and complete enrollment forms and waivers for each person.
  • Returning 4-H households will need to log into their ZSuite household account to complete the enrollment forms for the new 4-H year. Most information has been carried over from the previous year, allowing current members to quickly review and update their information for the new year.
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To celebrate the start of the new 4-H year and to encourage youth and volunteer enrollment in ZSuite, a special incentive prize will be awarded to one youth and one volunteer in each county.

To enter the raffle, youth members and 4-H volunteers need to enroll or re-enroll for the 2021-2022 4-H year in ZSuite between October 1, 2021 and October 31, 2021.

This year's prize will be a 4-H Camp Chair from Shop 4-H. Names will be randomly selected by the West Virginia University's state 4-H Office. Winners will be notified via email during the first week of November.

Many county 4-H programs also offer local incentives and 4-H kick-off events during the month of October. To learn more about 4-H activities in your community, contact your local county WVU Extension office or visit Keep up with the latest in West Virginia 4-H news on Facebook by following @WestVirginia4H and Instagram at @wv_4h.