4-H Youth Development
UI Extension, 4-H Youth Development has deep roots in each of the seven Idaho County communities. Over 100 volunteer leaders work with 425 youth members enrolled in the program to provide a high quality youth development program.
The goals are to provide opportunities for young people to develop responsibility and leadership skills, improve their public speaking ability and gain self-confidence. 4-H’ers learn by participating in individual project efforts, working with other club members and devoting time to community service.
If you would like to meet new people and have fun while learning, 4-H is for you.
4-H is open year-round to youth ages 5 to 18 without regard to race, creed, gender, marital status, handicaps or disadvantages, economic or ethnic backgrounds.
Participants ages 8 to 18 are eligible for all 4-H programs, including competitive activities and events. Ages 5 to 7 are eligible to participate in Cloverbuds. Cloverbuds is noncompetitive and members may not participate in market animal, horse, ATV or shooting sports projects.
Individuals older than 18 who have special needs are eligible if they are still enrolled in high school.
4-H age is the age of the individual on January 1 of the current 4-H year (which runs from Oct. 1 to Sept. 30).
Individuals can enroll at any time, but are encouraged to enroll between October 1 and December 1 so they can fully participate in all activities and events for that year.
Enroll through the 4-H Online website. If you have questions about the enrollment process, please contact the UI Extension, Idaho County office.
There is a nominal annual fee that helps cover the cost of project curriculum, accident insurance, resource materials, related mailings and state participation fees. Contact the UI Extension, Idaho County office to learn more about specific fees.