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. After this date contact Mike Seiber for instructions.  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.

Public Presentation Preliminaries

There are five Public Presentation Preliminaries for 2017.  4-H members can sign-up for the preliminaries through 4HOnline at the bottom of the family page.

April 29, 9am-3pm – Frontier Park, 21606 Meridian East, Graham
May 13, 9am-4pm – Pierce Co. 4-H Office, 3602 Pacific Ave., Tacoma
May 24, 6pm-8pm – Peninsula Baptist Ch., 6127 38th Ave. NW, Gig Harbor
May 31, 6pm-8pm – Peninsula Baptist Ch., 6127 38th Ave. NW, Gig Harbor
June 17, 9am-4pm – Pierce Co. 4-H Office, 3602 Pacific Ave., Tacoma

New Clerical Assistant

Pierce County 4-H has a new clerical assistant to help support the program.  Sadie Williams will be working in the office from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM Monday through Thursday.  To contact Sadie call 253-798-7160 or email her at sadie.williams@wsu.edu. 


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.

2017 Pierce County Leaders Council Fun’Raiser

Make plans to participate in the 2017 Fun’Raiser on April 29, 2017 at Frontier Park in Graham.  4-H’ers, parents, leaders, and the general public are welcome to enter.  There will be events for Cats, Dogs and Horses.  Registration will be online at https://funraiser.fairentry.com for youth and adults.  Credit cards are accepted at the end of your registration.

Contacts for Pierce County

Sadie Williams, 4-H Clerical Assistant, 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.