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4-H Youth Development

Program Contact: Dan McCarty, Coordinator
360-639.6064 •


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

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The WSU Extension Island County Office is currently closed
You can reach the coordinator Dan McCarty at

North Whidbey Rock’N Doodle Poultry 4-H Club.

4-H is the nation’s largest positive youth development and youth mentoring organization, empowering six million young people in the U.S.

In partnership with 110 universities, 4-H life-changing programs are research-backed & available through 4-H clubs, camps, after school & school enrichment programs in every county in the U.S.

4-H is the youth development program of our nation’s Cooperative Extension System & USDA.

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 5-19-year-olds.

4-H Age is determined by October 1st of the current 4-H year. Youth who have reached their 5th birthday before October 1st of the current 4-H year, through those who have not reached their 19th birthday before October 1st of the current 4-H year.

There are four personal development areas on which 4-H focuses: Head, Heart, Hands, and Health.

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.

4-H is in the business of growing kids. We do this by working in our community to offer a wide range of opportunities for K-12 youth. We seek to support kids as they discover their talents and interests and then provide them with experiences to help them deepen, strengthen, and use those talents and interests! The ultimate goal of 4-H is to develop citizenship, leadership, communication, and life skills through experiential learning programs and a positive youth development approach.

In addition to the club structure that many are familiar with, we also offer activities for families that can be done outside of a commitment to a club, and resources for educators to use in their classrooms.

4-H is all about “learning by doing,” and recognizing the role youth play in the health and vitality of our community.

Want to know more? Click on the links to the right for more information.

About Island County 4-H 4-H Clubs For Parents and Teachers Leaders Council Give to Island County 4-H Washington State 4-H Washington 4-H Policies and Procedures



Thu 09
Tue 28

Island County 4-H Horse Leaders Zoom Meeting

July 28 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Aug 13

Island County Dog 4-H Leaders Committee Meeting

August 13 @ 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Aug 25

Island County 4-H Horse Leaders Zoom Meeting

August 25 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Sep 10

Island County Dog 4-H Leaders Committee Meeting

September 10 @ 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Sep 22

Island County 4-H Horse Leaders Zoom Meeting

September 22 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM