4-H and Youth Programs
What is 4-H?
4-H assists youth in acquiring knowledge, developing life skills and forming attitudes that will enable them to become self-directing, productive and contributing members of society. Using research-based programming around positive youth development, 4-H youths get the hands-on, real world experience they need to become leaders.
Who Can Belong to 4-H?
Today's 4-H is for all youth between the ages of 8 and 18 years. Kids between the ages of 5 and 7 can participate in Cloverbuds, a pre-4-H program.
- Cloverbud / 5 to 7 years
- Junior / 8 to 11 years
- Intermediate / 12 to 14 years
- Senior / 15 to 18 years
Canyon County 4-H Resources
Choose a club that interests you! Canyon County 4-H clubs focus on topics from family and consumer sciences to animals. 4-H club members elect their own officers and decide what the club does. Learn and work together in club activities, then exhibit your project at the fair. Click here to view a list of all our 4-H clubs.
Show off your skills in your 4-H project. With over 200 different projects to choose from, the hardest part may be picking just one. Projects vary in skill level depending on age and involvement in 4-H, so everyone can participate! Click here to see the list of 4-H projects offered in Canyon County in 2013 and read about project requirements.
4-H Forms & Resources
Here you can download 4-H event brochures, applications, and other 4-H related forms and documents.
How Can I Become Involved as a Volunteer?
Make a world of difference, and become a 4-H volunteer.
Become a 4-H Volunteer
Imagine a young person's satisfaction at learning a new skill, at doing a job well. Imagine your own satisfaction at watching a young person blossom. You can help our young people as they gain self-esteem—an essential ingredient for happy, productive citizens. Click here to find out more.