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4-H Youth Development

Program Contact: Brian Brandt, 4-H Associate Professor
(253) 798-3250 • bbrandt@wsu.edu

Join 4-H!

Open enrollment for Pierce County 4-H is from October 1st through April 30th.  Information on joining 4-H can be found on the How to Join page.  Enrollment Instruction Packets for Leaders and Member Families can be found on the forms, policies, & procedures page.  Current members can reenroll at 4HOnline


4HOnline will open for 2018-2019 enrollment/reenrollment on September 22nd!

 

4HOnline Enrollment System


New Member Information Fairs

All families interested in learning more about Pierce County 4-H are welcome to attend one of three Information Fairs.  4-H Club from that area will be present to talk with interested new members. This is a great opportunity to meet different clubs to find the right fit for your family.

All Information Fairs will be held 9:00 AM to Noon.

September 29 – Frontier Park Rabbit Barn, 21718 Meridian Ave. E, Graham
October 6th – 4-H Office, 3602 Pacific Ave Tacoma
October 13th – Wilco Farm Store, 3408 Hunt St NW, Gig Harbor

If you can’t attend and would still like more information, e-mail sadie.williams@wsu.edu.

2018 Info Fair Flyer


Fall Leaders Meeting

The mandatory Fall Leaders Meeting will be held at the Waller Road Grange on September 27, 2018.  For those coming from work, pizza and salad will be available beginning at 6:15 with the meeting beginning at 7:00.  Each club must have a representative present.  R.S.V.P. to sadie.williams@wsu.edu by September 25th.


Add Your Animals to 4HOnline

If you are showing an animal at the Pierce County Fair, you need to enter your animal into 4HOnlne prior to registering the the Fair.  Animals are added in the Animal/Livestock tab in the members profile page.  Below is a link to a guide that will help you add your animals into the system.  If you have added them in the past you need to go into 4HOnline and certify them once a year.  If you have questions, contact mike.seiber@wsu.edu.

Adding Animals to 4HOnline


2018 Teen Rally “Fall Adventures”

Teen Rally is held each Fall for the teen grade 7th -12th.  This year the NW/SW Teen Rally will include most counties in Western Washington.  Teen Rally is a chance for teens to meet 4-H’ers from other counties and participate in workshops and activities.  Teen Rally will be held November 2-4 at Camp Seymour on the Key Peninsula, Gig Harbor.  The fee is $120.00 in September and $135.00 October 1-15.  4-H Council opportunity grants are available for part or full fees (not including late fees).  Opportunity grant applications are to the right.

Teen Rally 2018 Flyer

2018 Teen Rally Webpage


SUPPORT PIERCE COUNTY 4-H

Apply for a Fred Meyer Community Rewards card. These contributions enhance our programming efforts, for such things as Opportunity Grants, Scholarships and Club Support, and is a benefit to all of our 4-H members. Our group is Pierce County 4-H Council #90289. If you do not have a Rewards card, please talk to Fred Meyer’s staff and find out how to apply for one, or go to the Fred Meyer Community Rewards website. This will not interfere with your personal Rewards.


Contacts for Pierce County

Sadie Williams, 4-H Office Coordinator, sadie.williams@wsu.edu or 253-798-7160
Mike Seiber, 4-H Program Coordinator, mike.seiber@wsu.edu or 253-798-3223
Dan White, 4-H STEM Coordinator, dan.white@wsu.edu or 253-798-3258
Brian Brandt, 4-H Youth Development Faculty, bbrandt@wsu.edu or 253-798-3250


4-H License Plates

4-H Special License Plates are now available. Your purchase of a 4-H License Plate supports 4-H Youth Development in Washington State! Click here for a copy of the brochure.


About 4-H Youth Development

4-H is a positive youth development program that has the goal of creating caring, capable and contributing citizens. Youth learn life skills such as decision making, cooperating, and organizing through several project areas. Some might think the four H’s stand for “Horses, Hens, Hog, and Hay.”  It’s easy to see why, since 4-H has been around for more than 100 years. In fact there are a huge variety of projects spanning from robotics, photography, cooking, arts and crafts, sewing and fashion, welding, raising and showing animals, and so much more! Check out what Pierce County 4-H accomplished last year: 1,000 youth participated in community clubs with 700 adults that served as their mentors. Youth showcase their completed projects at the county fair and Puyallup Fair.

  • the Afterschool program delivered 50 hours of professional training to 90 after school and child care staff from 7 counties.  Nearly 1,600 youth received 4-H programming from these trained program staff.
  • 110 summer camp staff from 3 counties received training that allowed 3,000 youth to receive 4-H enhanced programming.

a 4-H technology lab opened in inner-city Tacoma providing after school and summer camp opportunities for middle and high school students.