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4-H Youth Development Program – Walla Walla County

Welcome to Walla Walla County 4-H!

4-H is an informal, practical, learn-by-doing educational program for youth. In 4-H, young people learn and have fun in the process. 4-H develops skills by helping young people acquire self-discipline, confidence, the ability to set goals, and a sense of responsibility. 4-H builds citizenship by providing youth with real-world experience, by showing them the importance of volunteering, and by encouraging them to take action in their communities. 4-H promotes sportsmanship by offering the opportunity to learn about fair and ethical competition at the county, state and national levels. 4-H opens doors to the future by introducing 4-Hers to a variety of activities that can lead to careers in agriculture, business, education, family and consumer sciences, medicine, natural resources, range management, wildlife biology, and more.

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What do 4-Hers do?

Anything! In 4-H youth learn-by-doing. 4-H is a fun, educational program, which teaches life skills through fun & creativity.   4-H offers a wide variety of projects and activities, including workshops, conferences, camps, community service projects, and leadership development opportunities for both youth and adults at the local, district, state, national, and international levels.


Who oversees 4-H?

4-H is the youth development program administered by the USDA & the Land Grant University in each state. Washington State University Extension is the governing body in Washington State. The organization and management of 4-H Youth Development is a partnership between extension personnel, Walla Walla County staff, and volunteers. For more questions about joining 4-H, please contact WSU Extension, Walla Walla County, 328 West Poplar, Walla Walla, WA 99362 or call 509-524-2685. All enrollments are subject to the availability of adult volunteer leaders or clubs


Who Can Join?

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:
    • Talk with a 4-H Leader or visit the WSU Walla Walla County Extension office
  • Get involved and HAVE FUN!

Please Visit or Contact Us!

We warmly welcome you to Walla Walla 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 Walla Walla.

WSU Walla Walla County Extension Office:
Phone: (509) 524-2685

328 W. Poplar Street
Walla Walla, WA 99362-2830
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Debbie M. Williams, County Director, Walla Walla County
dmoberg@wsu.edu | (509) 524-2685

Melanie Owens, Extension Coordinator, 4-H
mowens@wsu.edu | (509) 524-2685

Becki Green, Public Affiliate, Extension Coordinator
becki.green@wsu.edu | (509) 524-2685


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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