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Washington State Junior Horse Show and Pre-Show Clinics
Join us in Yakima for the Washington State Junior Horse Show and Pre-Show clinics on June 27-30.

The event is open to all 4-H and Open Class exhibitors statewide. Cloverbuds may participate in Judging Tour, Record Book, and Public Presentations.

For details and registration forms, visit 

4-H International Exchange Families Needed!
Experience the cultural richness of the world in your own home this summer.

Washington 4-H International Exchange offers families the opportunity to host a youth delegate from Japan for a 4 week homestay. Youth delegates are ages 12-17 and eager to make new friends, improve their English, share their culture, and experience real American family life in Washington.

Host families need to have a child of the same gender and within 3-4 years of the delegate’s age and provide a bed and meals. No special activities are required, and host families do not need to be members of 4-H.

Do you have room in your life this summer for an amazing cultural experience? Apply online to be a 4-H International Exchange Host Family at

For more information contact State Coordinator, Dianna Ullery at 360-867-2153,

Washington State 4-H Advisory Board Minutes
Would you like to know more about what happens at the State 4-H Advisory Board meetings?  You will find a summary of the minutes and the full minutes at

Our six member WSU 4-H team has returned from a visit to Burundi.  We were welcomed everywhere we went like rock stars, so grateful are the students and teachers for the 4-H program. We visited all six schools and were amazed by the progress that had been made with so little funding support.  The Burundian people are intelligent, innovative, frugal and have a strong sense of community.  Whatever is learned or gained by one is shared with all.


Although the students were excited to be a part of 4-H, that was topped only by their delight to have new soccer balls.  New soccer balls are rare and extremely expensive in Burundi so when we presented 9 new balls to each of the six schools the students were over the top with excitement.  As can be seen by the photos below the van was mobbed by students once they saw the soccer balls were inside.  Picture #2 shows the delight in their faces while playing with the balls.

Thank you to our donors! 

Donors:  Pierce County 4-H Council – top donor,  Spokane County Country Luck 4-H Club – second place donor, Chelan/Douglas County Horse Committee, King County 4-H Association, Snohomish County 4-H Foundation, Anna Kitchin (Soccer team).  Congratulations to Pierce County 4-H Council and Spokane County Country Luck 4-H Club who will be receiving prizes for being the top donors.

Thanks to our donors we raised $1340!! This was enough to purchase 4-H Soccer balls and to provide schools with some funds for badly needed garden supplies and tools.  The students and teachers were overwhelmed that 4-Hers who lived in the U.S. cared enough about them to send new soccer balls.  It will be something they will remember the rest of their lives.  Your contributions nourish the body and the hearts of hundreds of students.

Murakoze cane!  (Thank you very much.)

Global Citizenship Lesson Plan #3
To assist you in working with your 4-H youth to learn global citizenship skills we are creating a series of five Global Citizenship Lesson Plans. The third lesson of the series, titled “A Day in the Life” is available now on the 4-H website at

The Global Citizenship Lessons Plans:

  •  Can be used by any club or group regardless of project area to learn global citizenship skills and to learn about Burundi.
  • Are only 15 – 30 minutes long so can be easily incorporated during a club business meeting
  • Are fun and interactive
  • Are for all 4-H youth from 8 – 19
  • Are customizable and Include optional ideas for extension

National 4-H Youth Summit on Photography
Four Washington State 4-H teens – Alex Gustafson of Spokane county, and Lana Marshall, Lydia McCluskey and Mayyadah Zagelow of King County – attended the 1st annual National 4-H Youth Summit on Photography in Washington D.C. Feb. 28 – March 3rd. Along with other youth from around the nation they learned new photography skills, participated in a community service project, and engaged in photo shooting assignments at museums, monuments, and memorials. Congratulations!

Updated May 21, 2019
Washington State University Extension