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4-H Youth Development Program – Snohomish County

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

Welcome to Snohomish County 4-H!

4-H empowers youth with skills to lead for a lifetime! Using a hands-on, learn-by-doing model, 4-H utilizes a youth’s area of interest to teach valuable life skills and provide genuine leadership opportunities. In 4-H, youth can learn about animals, technology, the arts, mechanical and natural sciences, shooting sports, home economics, and more. 4-H provides a welcoming environment to explore, learn, grow and belong.

Who Can Join 4-H?

4-H is open to all youth who have reached their 5th birthday (on or before October 1st of the current 4-H year) through those who have not reached their 19th birthday (on or before October 1st of the current 4-H year). The 4-H year runs October 1 to September 30.

There are four age groups in 4-H:

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

Youth must be at least 8 years of age on October 1 to participate hands-on with large animals and in shooting sports.

Learn more about How to Join 4-H!

Adults 18+ can apply to volunteer with us. Visit our 4-H Volunteer Page to learn more.


How to Connect with 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. If you would like to visit, please note our new address at Willis D. Tucker Park in Snohomish.

4-H Office | WSU Extension, Snohomish County
Willis D. Tucker Park
6705 Puget Park Drive
Snohomish, WA 98296

Ashley Hall, 4-H Faculty
Voice and Text: (425) 521-0357| a.hernandez-hall@wsu.edu

Beth Wangen, 4-H Volunteer Coordinator
Mobile: (425) 320-9971 | beth.wangen@wsu.edu

Kim Baker, 4-H Program Coordinator
Voice and Text: (425) 520-3908 | kim.baker@wsu.edu

4-H Main Line
(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-H. You can find more information and Snohomish County 4-H Council Grant Applications here.


4-H History and Partners

4-H is the youth development education program of Washington State University Extension (website), which is conducted jointly by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (website), your state land grant university (WSU (website))and your Snohomish County Government (website). 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.

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.

Data & Planning

  • 4-H reporting, including statistics and financial reports
  • Strategic planning, goals, budgets, etc.

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