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How to Join

What is 4-H?

4-H is the Cooperative Extension System’s dynamic and educational program for youth. 4-H has about 6 million youth members across the United States. The name 4-H is summarized as the four-fold development of youth through the Head, Heart, Hands, and Health.

Young people complete hands-on projects in areas like healthy living, STEM, agriculture, and civic engagement in a positive environment, where they receive guidance from adult mentors and are encouraged to take on leadership roles.

4-H is open to youth ages of 5-18. Young people experience 4-H in every county in the country!

Research impacts 4-H.

Join the Club

To get started, fill out an enrollment form on 4HOnline. Then join a 4-H club, pick a project or sign up for a workshop. You can also stop by N.C. Cooperative Extension, Caldwell County Center and talk with Sarah Moyer, 4-H Youth Development Agent, about your interests!

More information on local clubs.

Enrollment

Enrollment in North Carolina 4-H is FREE! Some clubs may charge a small fee to purchase activity supplies, but often it is $10 or less per year. Similarly, certain countywide programs may charge a small fee.

We never want local fees to be a limiting factor for involvement. Because we are a member agency of United Way, we can support families wanting to join who need assistance. Again, contact Sarah Moyer for details or to receive a fee waiver.

For assistance with 4HOnline, please reference “Enrolling in 4HOnline.”