4-H Youth Development
What is 4-H?
4-H is the nation’s largest youth development organization. It reaches more than seven million youth. The program helps youth gain knowledge, develop life skills and form attitudes to become productive members of society. Research-based programs give youth the hands-on, real world experience they need to be leaders.
Youth: 4-H is for youth between the ages of eight and 18 years. Kids between ages five and seven can join Cloverbuds, a non-competitive 4-H program. Get started with our 4-H Interest Form or contact Kristi Mire at 208-287-5900.
Enroll through the 4HOnline website after contacting our office. Review our step-by-step instructions 4-H Online Enrollment Help Sheet (PDF) or contact our office at 208-287-5900 for assistance. Youth member dues may be paid on the Idaho Marketplace. Adult volunteer dues may be paid at the Ada County's University of Idaho Extension office (5880 N Glenwood St., Boise, ID 83714) in person or by mail.
The 4-H Discovery program is for those who want to get their feet wet with the different activities that 4-H has to offer. Clubs meet once a week for six weeks during the fall, spring and summer at locations throughout Ada County. At meetings, kids will learn about individual topics such as drones, archery, edible science, bugs, public speaking, healthy relationships, outdoor adventures and more.
The University of Idaho Extension in Ada County invites youth to participate in a series of spring and summer 4-H day camps. Youth do not have to be enrolled in 4-H to participate. Register and pay on the Idaho Marketplace.
Ada County 4-H members can choose from many projects. Visit the UI Extension 4-H Youth Development Projects website to learn about the options.
Keep In Touch
For more information contact
Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development
Mark Your Calendar
4-H Open House
- Monday, Oct. 1, 2018 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Small Animal Barn (fairgrounds)
4-H New Family Orientation
- Monday, Oct. 15, 2018 at 6 p.m. at UI Extension, Ada County
4-H Super Saturday
- Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; location TBA