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4-H Youth Program

Program Contact: Abby Brandt, 4-H Program Manager
509-773-5817 • abbyb@klickitatcounty.org

Welcome

4-H is the youth development program of Washington State University Extension. As the largest youth development organization in Washington, 4-H reaches nearly 80,000 young people. The 4-H Youth Development Program helps young people and adults put knowledge to work in all of Washington’s 39 counties, cities and towns.

 

4-H teaches life skills that lead young people to become self-directing, positive, contributing members of our society. These life skills include positive self-esteem, effective communication, a sense of responsibility to oneself and one’s community, sound decision making and a strong sense of belonging. These skills give young people the tools necessary for successful adulthood. The 4-H mission is reached through a number of delivery methods that relate to the total concept of youth development.

 

The 4-H Youth Development Program is a partnership between federal, state, tribal and local governments, Washington State University, the United States Department of Agriculture, professional staff, volunteers and youth.

Our Mission: Positive Youth Development

We seek 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 all youth between the ages of 5 and 19 (on October 1st of the current 4-H year).  4-H Youth are identified in the following groups in the WSU 4-H Program:

  • Cloverbuds: 5 to 7 years of age
  • Junior: 8 to 10 years of age
  • Intermediate: 11 to 13 years of age
  • Senior: 14 to less than 19 years of age

As the largest youth development organization in the nation, we want to see kids from all backgrounds have the opportunity to experience what 4-H has to offer. 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.

Please Visit or Contact Us!

We warmly welcome you to Klickitat 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 Abby Brandt at abbyb@klickitatcounty.org. You can also give us a call at 509-773-5817 In Klickitat County, our office is located at 228 W Main MS-CH 12 Goldendale, WA 98620.

 

Our office is open Monday – Friday from 8:00am-5:00 pm.  The office is closed for lunch from 12 pm – 1 pm. 

Drop-ins are welcome, though we do recommend that you call ahead to ensure someone will be available to help you.

More information about joining 4-H can be found under Member Resources. If you would like to learn more about how to become a volunteer, check out our webpage on Becoming a Volunteer.

 

4-H: Leaders Grow Here!

4-H Specifics

Read our Welcome to Klickitat County 4-H guide to better understand some of the specifics about our 4-H Program, the enrollment process, deadlines, and FAQ.  This guide restates part of the Washington State 4-H Policy and sets policies for Klickitat County 4-H.

Welcome to Klickitat 4-H PDF 

4-H Clover Reports

Each month there is at least one Clover Report sent out with up-to-date information on upcoming events and opportunities for 4-H Members and Volunteers.

Have something to share?  Email abbyb@klickitatcounty.org subject: Clover Report Submission

Need Help Enrolling?

4-H Enrollment Guide