4-H Program

Program Contact: Wendy Waxman, 4H Program Coordinator
360-370-7662 • sanjuan.4-H@wsu.edu

What is 4-H?

4-H is a youth development program in every county and parish in the country – in Washington State it is sponsored by Washington State University. With its earliest roots in the 1800s, and the first youth club formed in 1902, 4-H has become the nation’s largest youth development organization.


Our vision is a world in which youth and adults learn, grow, and work together as catalysts for positive change. 4-H’ers around the country are tackling some of the most current topics such as global food security, climate change, and sustainable energy. Their projects range from agricultural and animal sciences to rocketry, robotics, environmental protection and computer science. Required community service gives them an opportunity for civic responsibility and engagement.

The “learn by doing” approach and mentoring by knowledgeable, talented islanders, fosters leadership, responsibility, and caring, that strengthens our families and communities. Our San Juan County 4-H youth receive guidance from adult leaders and are encouraged to take on proactive leadership roles themselves, putting to use the 4 H’s: Head, Hearth, Hands, and Health.

How to Join 4-HSan Juan County ClubsLeader & Member Resouces

4-H Teen Leadership

Our 4-H Teen Leadership program offers many opportunities for San Juan County teens to gain leadership skills they can apply in school, at home, and with their friends. Click here to learn more.

Get Your Fair Entries in!

It’s that time of the year again. All San Juan County 4-H’ers need to submit their entry forms by July 27th to the WSU Extension Office. If you intend to sell an animal at the Livestock Auction, you will also need to submit your Intent to Sell Form as well as a signed Memorandum of Agreement. Please be in touch with any questions you have. See you at the Fair!