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4-H Youth Development Program – Clark County

Welcome to Clark County 4-H!

The largest youth program in the nation, 4-H is a national program that has a home in every state in the country! The home of the 4-H Youth Development Program in our state is Washington State University, and it is brought to local communities by Washington State University Extension faculty and staff.


Our Mission: Positive Youth Development

The mission of the 4-H Youth Development Program is to help young people grow into responsible, contributing citizens. To reach this goal, 4-H has developed educational materials that emphasize development of life skills in young people through fun, hands-on projects. The 4-H educational materials are developed by education specialists, and updated approximately every five years to keep the content fresh and relevant. Each leader and member manual is full of directions for fun, hands-on activities that, at the same time, teach critical life skills.


Who can join 4-H

4-H is open to every youth, ages 5-19, without discrimination!

There are four age groups* in which you can do a wide variety of projects and activities:

  • Cloverbuds: ages 5-7
  • Junior: ages 8-10
  • Intermediate: ages 11-13
  • Senior: ages 14 to less than 19

*Shooting sports and large animal projects require youth to be at least 8 years of age on October 1st to participate.


How to Join 4-H

To join a club in Clark County please contact the Kellian Widden at (564) 397-5730 or at kellian.whidden@wsu.edu in the WSU Clark County Extension office to get started.


Please Visit or Contact Us!

We warmly welcome you to Clark County 4-H! Whether you are new to the Clover or already part of the 4-H family, we hope that you’ll find what you’re looking for on our website. If not, please email Kellian Whidden at kellian.whidden@wsu.edu. You can also give us a call at 564-397-5730. In Clark County, our office is located on the beautiful 80-acre campus of the Heritage Farm at 1919 NE 78 Street, Vancouver WA. Find us here on Google Maps. We are open to the public as follows:

  • Closed Monday
  • Tuesday and Wednesday 8:30 – 2:00
  • Thursday and Friday 11:30 – 5:00

Please call ahead if you visit outside these hours so we can make sure someone is available to let you in.

We are fortunate to have Missy Cummins, the 4-H Regional Specialist for Clark, Skamania and Klickitat counties. We look forward to hearing from you!


Missy Cummins, 4-H Youth Development Regional Specialist/Faculty
missy.cummins@wsu.edu | (564) 397-5714

Darci Wert, 4-H Program Coordinator
darci.wert@wsu.edu | (564) 397-5710

Kellian Whidden, 4-H Program Coordinator
kellian.whidden@wsu.edu | (564) 397-5730


Vision

Washington State University 4-H Youth Development is developing young people to become productive citizens who are engaged in positive change, meeting the needs of a diverse and changing society.

Mission

4-H youth development education creates supportive environments for all youth and families to reach their fullest potential.

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.


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