In Dallas County 4-H, you will have the opportunity to participate in many projects, such as: Leadership, Shooting Sports, Food and Nutrition, Home Economics, Public Speaking, Entomology, Small Animals; Contests like Photography, Food Challange, Food Show, Consumer Education, Livestock Projects, and Agricultural Product Identification. Ambassadors Programs, Community Service, Monthly Business Meetings, Recordkeeping, and so much more! Adults have a chance to give back to their community serving as Club Managers, Project Leaders, and Adult Volunteers. Browse our website for more information on all of the opportunities that are available for everyone in Dallas County 4-H.
Clubs are groups of 4-H members that meet regularly to participate in projects, community service, and local events and contests. Curriculum Enrichment are in-depth programs where Dallas County 4-H Staff and Volunteers visit schools and youth groups to provide educational programming and lessons to the youth. These in-depth programs are for varying age levels and include topics such as Life Cycles, Gardening, Food and Nutrition, Exercising, STEM, Cultural Learning, and more! You can also participate in 4-H by attending special interest events we host that are open to all youth in Dallas County.
Adults, ages 18 and older, can participate in Dallas County 4-H as Volunteers, including event assistance, managing a club, leading a project, etc.
Participation Fees in 4-H:
- 4-H Member; Ages 8-18: $25 between September 1 & October 31, and $30 beginning November 1
- Clover Kids; Ages 5-7: $10
- Adult Parents & Volunteers; 18+: $10 year-round (**Fee will be cover from our Dallas County 4-H Program to managers and project volunteers).
For interest and participation in 4-H, contact the 4-H County Extension Agents for assistance in guiding you to the correct club and participation level best suited for your family and/or students.
Rules and Guidelines:
4-H members and volunteers are required to follow guidelines set forth by club managers, Dallas County 4-H County Extension Agents, Texas 4-H, and National 4-H.
Enrolling in 4-H:
- Click 4-H Online to enroll members into 4-H.
- For assistance in enrolling via 4-H Online, contact the Dallas County Extension Office at 214-904-3050
Code of Conduct
As a 4-H Participant/Parent/Guardian I will:
- Treat all people and property with respect, courtesy, consideration and compassion. Avoid and prevent put-downs, insults, name calling, swearing and other language or non-verbal conduct likely to offend, hurt, or set a bad example.
- Keep informed about 4-H program policies and projects and read materials pertaining to the county 4-H program.
- Teach and model kindness and compassion for others. Recognize that all people have skills and talents which can be used to help others and improve the community. Teach and foster teamwork and discourage selfishness.
- Practice fair-mindedness by being open to ideas, suggestions and opens of others. I will make all reasonable efforts to assure equal access to participation for all youth and adults regardless of race, creed, color, sex, national origin or disability. Decisions will be made fairly and treat all individuals and families with impartiality.
- Obey laws and rules as an obligation of being a good citizen. I accept responsibility for the proper treatment and care for other youth and adults, the program facilities and/or equipment.
- Demonstrate the responsible treatment of animals and stewardship of the environment.
- Not use alcohol or illegal substances (or be under the influence) while working with or participating in any part of the 4-H Program.
- Provide a safe environment for all parties involved in 4-H. I will protect those involved from sexual harassment, physical force, verbal or mental abuse, neglect, or other harmful behaviors.