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4-H Youth Development

Washington County 4-H Welcomes You!

 

WHAT IS 4-H IN WASHINGTON COUNTY?

4-H is an educational youth program conducted by the UW-Extension Service.  Youth who are nine or in third grade to eighteen years old may enroll in 4-H.  Youth 5-8 years old have the opportunity to be Cloverbud members.  Parents and adults are encouraged to be leaders.  Four-H is open to anyone regardless of race, color, creed, sex, national origin, disability, religion or ancestry.  Over 80% of the youth in 4-H are from town and urban areas.  Four-H is the largest youth organization in Wisconsin with 150,000 youth members and 30,000 adult volunteers.

WHAT IS THE ROLE OF A 4-H MEMBER?

As a Washington County 4-H Club member, you will enroll in projects, exhibit at the fair, keep a record book, help organize programs, elect club officers, and conduct meetings with guidance from other youth and adult leaders.


WHAT IS A 4-H PROJECT?
A 4-H project is an area of investigation that members can sign up for.  They can pursue anything they might choose to do or like to learn about.  Projects are selected based on the member’s individual interests.  Members receive project literature to use as a reference, and with guidance from adult and youth leaders they work throughout the year on different activities in the project.  Finally, the members can exhibit items at the county fair which show what they did or learned in the project.

PROJECT AREAS:
Animal Science; Mechanical Sciences; Plant & Soil Science; Communication & Arts; Family, Home & Health; Environmental Education; Leadership; Self Determined; Exploring & Cloverbuds.


4-H’ers everywhere are linked in many ways, especially by the 4-H pledge which they all recite: I pledge… My HEAD to clearer thinking, My HEART to greater loyalty, My HANDS to larger service, My HEALTH to better living for my club, my community, my country, and my world.


4-H MOTTO: “To Make The Best Better”



4-H Youth Development Staff

Brianna Stapleton WelchBrianna Stapleton Welch
4-H Youth Development Educator
M.F.A. Theatre for Youth – Arizona State University
B.A. Theatre – Lawrence University

Washington County UW-Extension
PO Box 2003
333 E. Washington Street, Suite 1200
West Bend, WI 53095-2003
Phone: 262-335-4478
Fax: 262-335-4863
Relay: “711″
Email: brianna.welch@ces.uwex.edu

Megan BuehlerMegan Buehler
4-H Youth Development Staff Assistant
B.S. Family Consumer Sciences – Family Life Ed.  – UW-Stevens Point
Washington County UW-Extension
PO Box 2003
333 E. Washington Street, Suite 1200
West Bend, WI 53095-2003
Phone: 262-335-4478
Fax: 262-335-4863
Relay: “711″
Email: megan.buehler@ces.uwex.edu
Ginny Bichler Program Assistant
Email: ginny.bichler@co.washington.wi.us
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