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4-H Youth Development Program

Program Contact: Beverly Sarles
509-447-6453 •

What is 4-H?

4‑H is delivered by Cooperative Extension—a community of more than 100 public universities across the nation that provides experiences where young people learn by doing. Reaching almost six million young people, 4‑H has welcomed all beliefs and backgrounds, giving kids a voice to express who they are and how they make their lives and communities better.

National reach, local programs for kids

In 4‑H programs, kids and teens complete hands-on projects in areas like health, science, agriculture and civic engagement in a positive environment where they receive guidance from adult mentors and are encouraged to take on proactive leadership roles. Kids experience 4‑H in every county and parish in the country through in-school and after-school programs, school and community clubs and 4‑H camps.

Life Skills to Lead

4‑H’s hands-on approach is proven to grow life skills like confidence, independence, resilience, and compassion through stages and developed through experiences, not instruction.

The result? Kids who are empowered with the skills to lead for a lifetime.

How Can I Join?

The 4-H year begins October 1st. Any youth from 5 to 18 years of age may participate in 4-H Programs. Sign up early to be placed in contact with your local clubs!

CLOVERBUDS  /  ages 5-7
JUNIOR  /  ages 8-10
INTERMEDIATE / ages 11-13
SENIOR  /  ages 14 to less than 19 


Clubs are organized and managed by Volunteer Adult Leaders who work with the WSU County Extension Office to instill valuable life skills and education. Learning life skills helps club members become competent, contributing adults.

Choose Your 4-H Project!

Our most popular projects in Pend Oreille County are Horse, Swine, Arts and Crafts, Photography, and Shooting Sports.

**Shooting sports and large animal projects require youth to be at least 8 years of age on October 1st to participate.

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