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4-H Youth Development Program – Snohomish County

Program Contact: Snohomish County 4-H
(425) 357-6044 • snoco.4h@wsu.edu

Welcome to Snohomish 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 your Snohomish County Government. Today 4-H is everywhere–in cities, suburbs, small towns, and rural communities. 4-H is the largest youth development organization in the nation. The United States has more than 6 million members and 600,000 leaders. Around the world, 4-H type clubs now exist in at least 82 countries. In the 21st century, 4-H serves a broad clientele with expanded program focus using a variety of ways to deliver its effective “learn by doing” approach.

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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:
    • There are numerous different project opportunities for 4-H members to participate in and with self-determined projects.
  • 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 Snohomish 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 Everett.

Snohomish County Extension
600 128th Street SE
Everett, WA 98208
(425) 357-6044
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Beth Wangen, Volunteer Coordinator
(425) 357-6005 | beth.wangen@wsu.edu

Kim Baker, Program Coordinator
(425) 357-6007 | kim.baker@wsu.edu

Kristi Boyd, 4-H Secretary
(425) 357-6044 | snoco.4h@wsu.edu


4-H Council Support

All Snohomish County 4-H clubs are supported by the 4-H Council, a body of volunteers that provides direction, awards, grants, and other resources for Snohomish County 4-Hers.  In 2016, we celebrated a milestone of having awarded over $100,000 in grants.  Our Grants Committee chair created a celebratory video that you can see linked below.

Thank you to all 4-H supporters who have made this milestone possible, including donors, committee members, train show volunteers, and visitors to the annual train show fundraiser!

4-H Council Celebrates $100,000 Awarded in Grants & Scholarships

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. This will be accomplished through a systemic approach of foundation and mission driven science to meet our goals.

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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