The joy of 4-H is seeing young people grow through their accomplishments.
Developing all youth to reach their fullest potential through:
- Learning by doing
- Contact with caring adults
- Access to researched information
4-H enables youth to have fun and meet new people. There are opportunities to learn life skills, set goals, build self-confidence, learn responsibility and make decisions. Working with others encourages team work and communication skills. Competitive situations help youth develop ethics and learn to accept wins and losses gracefully.
4-H Builds Tomorrow’s Leaders
- For youth ages 5 to 19 (K – 12th grade.)
- Youth can participate in 4-H in a variety of ways.
- Clubs Community, Project, Military
- School Enrichment Programs during school time
- Special Interest and Short Term activities
- Family / Individual project study
- After School Clubs & School Age Care Programs
- Camps Resident and Day Camps
4-H offers a wide range of projects, programs and activities that every member can do and use to develop life skills
Parents, volunteers, community leaders, and Extension staff share their time and talents with 4-H youth.
Youth may participate in 4-H through:
- Community or Project Clubs
- Family/Individual 4-H
- After School Clubs/Programs (Short Term Enrollment)
- School Enrichment Programs (Short Term or Group Enrollment)
- Short-Term Activities such as: Camp, Clinics, Exchange, Know Your Government and More!
How do I enroll?
4-H youth members:
Become a 4-H member in 2 easy steps:
- Find a 4-H club that has projects you are interested in pursuing. Not all clubs offer the same projects. So do a little homework and check out the Lincoln-Adams 4-H Clubs to find a club in your area where you can grow with your interests in a project.
- Once you find the 4-H Club that fits your goals and interests, then the next step is to become a member of 4-H by enrolling online at 4-H Online.
If you are not finding a 4-H Club that offers projects in your interests, consider creating your own family club. Please visit our informational page, Establishing a 4-H Club, on how to start your own Family 4-H Club.
Some clubs accept new members anytime between Oct. 1 and early July.
Many clubs set earlier enrollment deadlines for new members based on educational delivery and activity schedule or cap on number of youth for safe management.
The Lincoln-Adams enrollment deadline for joining a 4-H Club is July 15th.
For further questions or need help, contact the Extension Office of the county where you currently live:
205 W Main, Ritzville, WA 99169-1894
509-659-3209 | Email us
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 12 pm & 1 pm – 4:30 pm
PO Box 399, Davenport, WA 99122
(509) 725-4171 | Email us
Hours: Monday – Thursday, 9 am – 4 pm
Adult volunteer enrollment:
4-H volunteers must be trained and certified to enroll and hold leadership positions in 4-H.
In Lincoln and (East) Adams Co. WA, click here for the 4-H Volunteer Information & Application Process
or contact Julie Hartz or 509-659-3209. Returning volunteers should visit with the General (head) leader of the club(s) they are affiliating with or Julie Hartz for County Resource roles before re-enrolling in the 4hOnline enrollment system.
More information: WA State 4-H Volunteers
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Extension is for Everyone
Extension programs and policies are consistent with federal and state laws and regulations on nondiscrimination regarding race; sex/gender; sexual orientation; gender identity/expression; religion; age; color; creed; national or ethnic origin; physical, mental, or sensory disability, including disability requiring the use of a trained service animal; marital status, genetic information, and/or status as an honorably discharged veteran or member of the military. Report concerns to oeo.wsu.edu, 509-335-8288, or your local Extension office. Requests for special accommodations at Lincoln-Adams Extension Events can be made at least two weeks in advance by calling 509-659-3209 or 509-725-4171