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4-H Youth Development

Program Contact: 4-H Coordinator
360-639-6064 • island.4h@WSU.edu

Island County 4-H is a youth organization with a mission of engaging youth to reach their fullest potential while advancing the field of positive youth development. It is open to all youth, ages 5 to 19.

Though typically thought of as an agriculturally focused organization as a result of its history, 4-H today focuses on citizenship, healthy living, science, engineering and technology, and animal science.

In addition to the club structure that many are familiar with, WSU 4-H offers activities for families that can be done outside of a commitment to a club, and resources for educators to use in their classrooms.

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Island County 4-H Clubs

 

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If you are interested in joining 4-H, click here to learn how!!

Overview 4-H Leadership

Leadership

Youth leadership is what 4-H is all about. In 4-H, you are in charge of your own programming. Adult volunteers work with you and/or your club to plan your activities to meet the goals you have set for yourself. In Snohomish County, we offer many different levels of leadership opportunities.

Club leadership

You may choose to serve on a committee, as an officer or to lead an event. Each individual club has a slightly different structure; once you’ve joined a club you can set goals for what leadership roles you might want to take.

County Leadership

4-H has many different county leadership positions. Many of them are program specific, however, overall county opportunities exist as well. You will have many chances to exhibit your leadership ability as a member of 4-H.

Ambassadors (ages 13-19)

As a 4-H ambassador, you will work with other teens to promote 4-H to other youth, participate in many fun activities, attend State Teen Conference and work together on community service projects. For more information, please contact the office.


4-H Council

This position is county-wide and will allow you to sit on the board of directors for the Island County 4-H Council. You will be involved in setting program direction and policy for the entire 4-H organization here in Island County.


Youth Advisory

This position is county-wide and will allow you to participate along  with the board of directors for the Island County 4-H Council. You will be involved in setting program direction and policy for the entire 4-H organization here in Island County. Open to all 4-H youth members.

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King County Extension 4-H has a Great Website for Learning Links you can do at home. To access please clink on the Learning Links text here:

Learning Links