4-H Youth

Program Contact: Dorothy Elsner, 4-H Program Coordinator
(360) 428-4270 ext. 226 • dorothy.elsner@wsu.edu

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Welcome to Skagit County 4-H…

and opportunities for leadership, citizenship, and life skills development!

Skagit County has a long and strong 4-H tradition. Approximately 500 youth between grades K through 12 are educated by around 100 leaders throughout the county.

A wide variety of projects are offered. From the popular horses and dogs projects to woodworking, gardening, robotics, drama and wildlife, the 4-H program has something for everyone. The program is active year-round and teaches youth responsibility, confidence, and general life skills through project participation.

The Skagit County 4-H programs are delivered by the WSU  4-H Program Coordinator. The 4-H volunteers are dedicated, caring adults who work in cooperation with the county extension office.

Did you know that 4-H…
  • Has more than 7 million participants between the ages of 5-19 (grades K-12)
  • Has more than 600,000 volunteers, working directly and indirectly with youth
  • Has more than 45 million 4-H alumni
  • Has been around since 1902 and going strong while adapting to the many changes within society