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4-H Youth Development

Program Contact: Heather Doran, 4-H Program Coordinator
(360) 427-9670 Ext. 681 •

4-H empowers youth to reach their full potential, working and learning in partnership with caring adults.


4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship and life skills. 4-H youth programs provide opportunities for youth to develop skills they can use now and throughout their life.

Although many people think 4-H is all about cooking or cows, it is really about building productive and successful citizens through youth development. Youth development is defined as: the process of growing up and developing one’s capacities in positive ways. Research shows that when youth get involved in meaningful activities in the context of their community not only does it promote healthy development, but it also has positive outcomes like providing motivation to avoid health risks during the teen years.

4-H belongs to the youth members, their families, and other interested adults who serve as volunteer leaders.

4-H reaches out to youth by partnering with other youth-serving agencies such as local school districts, libraries, or other youth organizations.

4-H is for everybody regardless of their ethnic background, race, creed, or disability.

For more information on the Mason County 4-H program and how to get involved, check out our join 4-H page which provides information on clubs, activities, membership and more.


Thank you to our partners at the United Way of Mason County for their support funding Mason County 4-H programs that provide free educational opportunities for the youth in our community!




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Upcoming Events:

Jul 01

4-H Clover Kids

July 1 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Jul 09

4-H Council Meeting

July 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Aug 05

4-H Clover Kids

August 5 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Aug 13

4-H Council Meeting

August 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sep 02

4-H Clover Kids

September 2 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Oct 08

4-H Council Meeting

October 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Nov 12

4-H Council Meeting

November 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm