4-H is a worldwide youth development program available in every
state and over eighty countries. It is open to all youth aged 5-to-19,
who want to have fun, learn new skills, and explore the world. In
return, youth who participate in 4-H find a supportive environment and
opportunities for hands-on or "experiential" learning about things that
interest them. They also get what all young people need to succeed in
life--the confidence, compassion and connections with caring adults to
make contributions to their communities. The mission of Cornell
Cooperative Extension 4-H Youth Development is to unleash the power of
youth and adults through diverse opportunities that meet community
Nationally 4-H is a community of 6 million young people across America learning leadership, citizenship and life skills. The 4-H community also includes 3,500 staff, 518,000 volunteers and 60 million alumni. 4-H'ers participate in fun, hands-on learning activities, supported by the latest research of land-grant universities, that are focused on three Mission Mandates: Citizenship, Healthy Lifestyles, and Science, Engineering and Technology.
In Oneida County, 4-H reaches youth through a variety of delivery methods including: 4-H Clubs, independent membership, special interest programs, school enrichment and community outreach.
Youth who are five through seven years of age on or before January 1st of the club year should enroll as a 4-H Cloverbud member. Youth who are eight to eighteen years of age by January 1st of the current club year should enroll as a 4-H member. Youth who have reached their nineteenth birthday before January 1st of the 4-H club year may not enroll as a 4-H member. The annual 4-H enrollment program begins on October 1st and the annual 4-H enrollment fees are due by October 31st.
Find out more about the history of 4-H and what it can offer you by visiting the other pages on this site, then get in touch with a local 4-H staff person today! We're looking forward to welcoming you to 4-H in our county!
Last updated November 4, 2019