4-H is the nation’s largest youth development organization. We reach out to kids and their families to build skills for real life. WSU 4-H Youth Development is committed to providing safe and inclusive environments for all youth and adults regardless of race; sex; gender; sexual orientation; gender identity/expression; religion; age; color; creed; national or ethnic origin; citizenship; physical, mental, or sensory ability; genetic information; and/or status as an honorably discharged veteran or member of the military.
4-H grows caring, competent, capable youth, equipping them with the life skills they need to thrive, succeed, and make a positive difference in their world. Learn more…
Your time, knowledge and heart for youth could make a big difference in the quality of life in your community. Washington State University Extension will provide you the support and training you’ll need along the way. You will be a valued partner in helping grow kids.
4-H International Exchange Program
Washington 4-H International Exchange is hosting youth delegates from Japan and South Korea this summer. We’re looking for families that want to gain a global perspective by hosting an international delegate. The host family commitment for Japan and South Korea delegates is July 22 – August 17. No special activities are required or expected, just a great Washington family experience for all.
These are great kids from families much like yours. They’re excited to make friends, learn about Washington, practice their English, and be a part of your family for a few weeks this summer.
Each host family should have a designated host sibling who would be the same gender and within 3-4 years of the international delegate. Here is a list of current delegates still needing host families.
Get ready for a life-changing experience!
4-H is America’s largest youth development organization — empowering nearly six million young people across the U.S. with the skills to lead for a lifetime. We believe in the power of young people; that every child has valuable strengths and real influence to improve the world around us. It’s our goal to empower kids with the skills to lead for a lifetime through a program that is proven to grow true leaders with life skills like confidence, compassion, and resilience.
Donations support the 4-H program at the club, county, state and national levels. To make an online donation, visit Washington State 4-H Foundation and select Thurston County 4-H as the Program Designation.
WSU Thurston County Extension & 4-H Office Hours:
Tuesday – Friday
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Monday as staff is available (Call for an appointment)
Contact us at:
3054 Carpenter Rd SE
Lacey, WA 98503
phone: (360) 867-2157