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4-H Youth Development

children marching in a 4-H parade with flags, banners, & musical instruments4-H Grows

A Community of Leaders

Take a close look and you will see leadership taking place all throughout the 4-H community. 4-H club leaders with years of experience become conduits of knowledge and experience for new leaders coming in, new leaders bring fresh ideas and new perspectives…

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By creating safe and meaningful clubs and opportunities for local youth, parents can share interests, values and culture. Every positive 4-H community built is prevention in action.

Folkloric Children Group

4-H Para Familias Latinas

Teens plan service projects aimed at improving the quality of life where they live, they model and teach to the younger 4-H club members alongside the adult leaders and they create friendships of value to scaffold their journey into adulthood.

4-H Children posing near Pet Food donation site

Young members are encouraged to build confidence with public speaking about things they care about, and they learn early that success is about making goals and aspiring to meet them.

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When you look closely at 4-H you see the future being shaped today.

WSU Extension programs and employment are available to all without discrimination. Evidence of noncompliance may be reported through your local WSU Extension office.

2023-2024 4-H Calendar (pdf)



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For more information:

Lynda Williams
4-H Coordinator
(360) 778-5817