Who can join?
Youth may participate in 4-H year from September 1st of grade three through August 31 following completion of grade twelve, with these age restrictions: Minimum age – 8 as of September 1st (in addition to being in the 3rd grade) Maximum age – 18 (as of August 31st)
4-H Member Categories
Juniors: Grades 3, 4, and 5
Intermediates: Grades 6, 7, and 8
Seniors: Grades 9, 10, 11, and 12
Montgomery County 4-H Membership Handbook
How do I join?
Click the links below to more information on each step.
- PROJECTS: Think about what projects your 4-H’ers are interested in pursuing.
- CLUBS: Look at the club list and decide which club(s) are best for your family.
- ENROLLMENT: Enroll online at 4-H Connect: http://texas.4honline.com
Family Guide for Membership Enrollment
Other ways to get involved with 4-H:
CLOVER KIDS PROGRAM:
The 4-H Clover Kid program is for youth 5-8 years old.
The 4-H Clover Kids Program helps youth learn social skills, reinforce formal school programs through informal, noncompetitive experiential educational projects and activities, develop self-esteem and build family strengths.
Generally, a club will have the Clover Kids program if they have several members with younger siblings enrolled in their club.
Clover Kids may NOT participate in any of the regular competitions, raise animals or participate in the horse or shooting sports projects, but they do have age appropriate project activities at the club meetings for them.
Check with the clubs in your area to see if they have Clover Kids.
Volunteers are essential to the successful implementation of the 4-H program.
Volunteers can serve in a variety of roles, including the following:
- 4-H Club Managers
- 4-H Project Leaders
- 4-H Master Volunteers
- Event Judges
- Camp Counselors / Chaperones
- Parent Helpers/Activity Leaders
4-H depends heavily on involvement of the whole family.
4-H Leaders do not have to be experts in the project or activity they are helping with. They simply need to be willing to learn and willing to help.
To become a 4-H Leader, adults enroll annually as an Adult Volunteer on the Texas 4-H member database, 4-H Connect, and submit $10 per year for an application fee. Every new volunteer and every 3rd 4-H year thereafter, a background screening is performed in compliance with the Youth Protection Standards.
Becoming a 4-H Leader is a very rewarding experience. There is something for everybody in 4-H!