4-H Youth Development

Program Contact: Brian Brandt, 4-H Associate Professor
(253) 798-3250 • bbrandt@wsu.edu

Join 4-H!

Open enrollment for Pierce County 4-H is from October 1st through April 30th.  Information on joining 4-H can be found on the How to Join page.  Enrollment Instruction Packets for Leaders and Member Families can be found on the forms, policies, & procedures page.


FALL BANQUET

The Pierce County Fall Banquet will take place on Sunday, November 19th, at the McMillian Grange, 12615 WA-162, Puyallup, near Orting.  All 4-H leaders members and families are encouraged to attend and there is no fee for the meal or program.  The awards ceremony will begin at 4:00 PM with dinner to follow. Please RSVP by November 3rd to sadie.williams@wsu.edu or call 253-798-7160.

Record books and Secretary books must be turned in by October 31, 2017 for judging.  Year Pin orders must be turned in by October 31st for pins to be presented at the banquet.


2018 SUPER SATURDAY

Save the date!  Super Saturday will be held on January 27, 2018.  This year participants will be able to go to 5 workshops.  More information will be out shortly.

Proposals are being accepting for presenting workshops at the 2018 Super Saturday.  Anyone can submit a proposal for Super Saturday workshops.  Proposals are due by December 7, 2017 at the Pierce County 4-H Office.  Directions and guidelines are attached to the proposal form linked below.

2018 Class Proposal Form  


SUPPORT PIERCE COUNTY 4-H

Apply for a Fred Meyer Community Rewards card. These contributions enhance our programming efforts, for such things as Opportunity Grants, Scholarships and Club Support, and is a benefit to all of our 4-H members. Our group is Pierce County 4-H Council #90289. If you do not have a Rewards card, please talk to Fred Meyer’s staff and find out how to apply for one, or go to the Fred Meyer Community Rewards website. This will not interfere with your personal Rewards.


Contacts for Pierce County

Sadie Williams, 4-H Office Coordinator, sadie.williams@wsu.edu or 253-798-7160
Mike Seiber, 4-H Program Coordinator, mike.seiber@wsu.edu or 253-798-3223
Brian Brandt, 4-H Youth Development Faculty, bbrandt@wsu.edu or 253-798-3250
Makenzie Good, 4-H STEM Coordinator, makenzie.good@wsu.edu or 253-798-3258


4-H License Plates

4-H Special License Plates are now available. Your purchase of a 4-H License Plate supports 4-H Youth Development in Washington State! Click here for a copy of the brochure.


About 4-H Youth Development

4-H is a positive youth development program that has the goal of creating caring, capable and contributing citizens. Youth learn life skills such as decision making, cooperating, and organizing through several project areas. Some might think the four H’s stand for “Horses, Hens, Hog, and Hay.”  It’s easy to see why, since 4-H has been around for more than 100 years. In fact there are a huge variety of projects spanning from robotics, photography, cooking, arts and crafts, sewing and fashion, welding, raising and showing animals, and so much more! Check out what Pierce County 4-H accomplished last year: 1,000 youth participated in community clubs with 700 adults that served as their mentors. Youth showcase their completed projects at the county fair and Puyallup Fair.

  • the Afterschool program delivered 50 hours of professional training to 90 after school and child care staff from 7 counties.  Nearly 1,600 youth received 4-H programming from these trained program staff.
  • 110 summer camp staff from 3 counties received training that allowed 3,000 youth to receive 4-H enhanced programming.

a 4-H technology lab opened in inner-city Tacoma providing after school and summer camp opportunities for middle and high school students.