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Have you ever thought about sharing a favorite hobby with kids? 4-H clubs support all kinds of contemporary activities and interests. You might sew, cook, work with animals or can preserves, or maybe you are a computer tech, athlete, artist, or metalworker. All of these activities and more can lead to a spark of learning in a young mind! If you’ve put years into studying seashells, studying nature, designing websites, or showing dogs – 4-H needs you.

Adult volunteers are essential to 4-H program. There are many ways you can support our 4-H family as a volunteer. If you’re great at organizing, fundraising, planning events, working behind the scenes, give our King County 4-H Program Coordinator a call!  You will be surprised at the positive difference you can have in our community through volunteering in your local 4-H organization.Candida Goza, Food $ense Educator, helps students remember there are 5 food groups in MyPlate.

King County 4-H proudly partners with teachers, afterschool programs, summer camps, and other out-of-school time programs to deliver hands-on, experiential education activities. We provide professional development training, lead direct programming for special events such as family nights and virtual field trips, in addition to loaning kits, curriculum, and materials to educational partners. Our resources focus on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and creative arts.

WSU Food $ense is funded by a federal grant from the USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Schools that provide free and reduced meals to at least fifty percent of their students qualify for Food $ense programming. In King County, we currently work with schools in the Auburn, Highline, and Kent school districts.

Strong community partnerships allow nutrition education to be delivered in non-school settings as well. Practical information is provided for adults wanting to eat healthier and stretch their food dollar. WSU Extension Food $ense staff work with food banks, low income housing sites, and farmers markets in King County by providing practical, hands on information about healthy food choices and how to make the most of foods on hand.


From neighborhoods in Seattle to the farms of eastern Washington thousands of Washington state youth benefit from 4-H programs each year.

Washington State 4-H programs are offered to all youth ages 5-18, regardless of gender, ethnicity, social or economic status, religious beliefs, or physical or mental abilities. 4-H programs reach across section of both urban and rural youth throughout all of the 39 counties.

4-H is the largest out-of-school educational program for youth in the United States. 4-H assists youth in acquiring knowledge, forming attitudes, and developing life skills that will enable them to become caring, competent, and contributing members of society. 4-H helps youth achieve their unique potential and gain confidence that will guide them as adults.

Gifts of any size are important to the 4-H Foundation’s ability to provide students with quality experiences. There are a number of ways you can make a gift to Washington State University, including:Families at Covington Elementary School enjoy an active family night event.

  • Making a gift online today
  • Establishing a payroll deduction. Employees may give to 4-H through the United Way, State Employees Combined Giving Fund or their company’s giving program.