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4-H Youth Development Program – Pend Oreille County

Welcome to Pend Oreille County 4-H!

4-H is the youth development education program of Washington State University Extension, which is conducted jointly by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, your state land grant university (WSU) and Pend-Oreille County. Today 4-H is everywhere–in cities, suburbs, small towns, and rural communities. In the 21st century, 4-H serves a broad clientele with an expanded program using a variety of ways to “learn by doing.”

4-H club work has something for everyone – more than 140 projects from which to choose! Membership in Pend Oreille County clubs is open to children ages 5 to 19. Traditional clubs are organized and managed by volunteer adult leaders who work with the WSU County Extension Office to teach life skills education through 4-H project work. Learning life skills helps club members become competent, contributing adults. The most popular projects in Pend Oreille are horses, technology, food and nutrition, photography, and arts & crafts.

Clubs are located in all parts of the county to make membership convenient. Enrollment in 4-H occurs annually from October 1st through November 30. The deadline for Fair Entry is April 15, 2019. The results of 4-H project work are frequently seen at the County Fair in August of every year.

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Who can join 4-H?

4-H is open to every youth, ages 5-19, without discrimination!

There are four age groups* in which you can do a wide variety of projects and activities:

  • Cloverbuds: ages 5-7
  • Junior: ages 8-10
  • Intermediate: ages 11-13
  • Senior: ages 14 to less than 19 

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


How to Join 4-H

You can join 4-H in a few easy steps:

  • Find a Club:
    • Find a club that offers leadership in a project you’re interested in. Contact the extension office to find a club or start your own.
  • Decide on a Project:
  • Enroll in 4-H online:
  • Get involved and HAVE FUN!

Need help? Please contact the extension office or take a look at this enrollment guide.


Please Visit or Contact Us!

We warmly welcome you to Pend Oreille 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 or call the extension office in Newport.

WSU Pend Oreille County Extension Office:
Office Phone: (509) 447-2401

PO Box 5045 (mailing)
227 Garden Avenue (street)
Newport, WA 99156-5045
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Mike Jensen | Pend Oreille County Director
(509) 447-6452
mike.jensen@wsu.edu

Dixie Chichester | 4-H Coordinator
(509) 447-2401
d.chichester@wsu.edu

Beverly Sarles | Admin Assistant
(509) 447-2401
beverly.sarles@wsu.edu


Vision

Washington State University 4-H Youth Development is developing young people to become productive citizens who are engaged in positive change, meeting the needs of a diverse and changing society.

Mission

4-H youth development education creates supportive environments for all youth and families to reach their fullest potential.

4-H is the nation’s largest youth development organization. We reach out to kids and their families to build skills for real life. 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.


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