2013 4-H HANDBOOK (click here)
Have you heard about 4-H?
What is 4-H? 4-H is the largest youth-serving organization in the United States. It is a volunteer-led organization that reaches youth through a variety of programs in both rural and urban settings. 4-H programs are hands-on, age-appropriate, and university-based. 4-H helps youth improve their self-confidence, learn responsibility and subject matter, and develop leadership, citizenship, communication, and decision-making skills that can be applied over a lifetime.
Who Can Join 4-H? 4-H is for any youth in Grades 3-12. Mini 4-H is for children in Kindergarten through 2nd Grade.
How Do I Join 4-H? You must enroll online or fill out an official DeKalb County 4-H enrollment form and return it to the Extension Office. We can help match you up with a 4-H club in your township or community and help you contact the club leader. The annual 4-H enrollment deadline is April 1. If you miss enrollment for the current year, contact the Extension Office at (260) 925-2562 and have your name, address and email put on a mailing list to receive important information for next year.
Indiana 4-H State Program Fee: 4-H has traditionally been a free program, but that has changed. Why? So that we can have better curriculum, have better 4-H youth and adult training, have a better 4-H website and web presence, and better market ourselves to non 4-H’ers. Because you are now required to pay a $25 fee, the DeKalb County 4-H Council pays for all of your project manuals. Depending on the club you participate in, there may be additional club dues.