Any youth may become a member of 4-H when he or she has reached 9 years of age, or 8 years of age and has entered the third grade. There is a program called Clover Kids that younger youth can participate in that allows them to experience 4-H through non-competitive, small project activities.
The first step in joining a 4-H Club is to review the Club list and see if there is a Club that stands out to you. There might be a club that meets in your neighborhood or one that some of your friends belong to. There are no restrictions to which club you can join.
Once you have decided on a club, you will need to contact the Club Manager. Clubs usually meet monthly from September to May.
The last step in joining a 4-H Club is to enroll online on 4-H Connect. This is a very important step. The program allows 4-H families to register online for 4-H clubs, projects, groups, and events. The county extension agents can use this information to easier facilitate registrations and eliminate unnecessary paperwork.
You will use 4-H Connect every year to re-enroll. It is important that the county extension office maintain accurate records for each member. The 4-H year runs from September 1 through August 31. Beginning August 1, you may enroll or re-enroll for the upcoming 4-H year by logging in to 4-H Connect to update your information. You must complete re-enrollment in order to register for any upcoming events. Click on the picture to the left to go to 4-H Connect.
How to Get Started in 4-H Connect
4HCON-1 New Member Fact Sheet