4-H & Youth

Washington County 4-H Welcomes You!

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The 4-H program is the youth education outreach program of the University WI-Extension. The program works with 19 community clubs in Washington County, which meet monthly, along with countywide educational project meetings throughout the year. 4-H facilitates outreach programs with local partner agencies. Summer day camps are conducted annually for all county residents. If you have any questions, please call, Amy Mangan-Fischer, Washington County 4-H & Youth Educator at 262-335-4478.

 WHAT IS 4-H IN WASHINGTON COUNTY?

4-H is a youth organization that belongs to the members, their families, and other interested adults who serve as 4-H youth leader assisting 4-H youthvolunteer leaders. Professional leadership is given by Cooperative Extension faculty of the University of Wisconsin. Support for 4-H programs is a joint effort of local county government, the University of Wisconsin-Extension, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

In 4-H, young people share, grow, and learn together from various projects, events, and activities in informal situations under the guidance of their families and other volunteer adult leaders. Members can choose projects that fit them and the places where they live. Group activities and events such as drama, trips, camps, fairs, shows, and conferences provide additional learning experiences and opportunities.

4-H is open to all youth and adults regardless of their ethnic background, race, creed, or disability. Youth ages 5 – 19 have the opportunity to join a 4-H community club. Parents, guardians, and other caring adults are encouraged to participate as volunteer leaders. Most 4-H clubs have meetings for the entire membership once a month. During these meetings, decisions are made about group-sponsored activities such as community service efforts, project opportunities and fund-raising efforts.

Regardless of the structure, a 4-H group may involve families, neighbors, relatives, and others. Participants have fun learning, working, and succeeding together in the home, neighborhood, and community.


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In clubs, 4-H members decide for themselves which projects they want to learn more about.  A 4-H project is a series of hands-on learning experiences in which youth learn subject matter and life skills. Projects are done both individually and as a group.


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 Slogan: “Learning by Doing”


State 4-H News and Information: linked to the UW-Extension 4-H & Youth FYI blogsite

  • 2018 Hall of Fame Laureates August 17, 2018
    The Wisconsin 4-H Hall of Fame Committee is pleased to announce the 2018 Hall of Fame laureates. The 9 laureates are: Ray Antoniewicz – Retired UW-Extension Horse Specialist Mike Austin – Agricultural Reporter, WFRV Television and WTAQ Radio Allen Gross – Washington County 4-H Volunteer Byron Hacker – Calumet County 4-H Volunteer Ray Heidtke – Washington Cou […]
  • 2018 Youth as Partners in Civic Leadership Conference August 15, 2018
    November 9-11, 2018 Upham Woods Outdoor Learning Center Wisconsin Dells What is YPCL? The mission of the Youth as Partners in Civic Leadership Conference (YPCL) is to advance youth voice in Wisconsin by increasing the capacity for youth and adults to share civic leadership in local communities, schools and organizations. We advocate for a youth voice and bui […]
  • Tentative Livestock Sale Order August 15, 2018
    Here is the tentative Livestock Auction sale order for the 2018 Shawano County Fair Market Animal Show & Sale. Sale starts at 6:30 pm on August 31st in the Coliseum.   Market and Animal Sale Order


4-H Youth Development Staff

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Megan Buehler-2015

Vacant
Megan Buehler

TBD
4-H Youth Development

Positive Youth Development Educator
Program and Volunteer Coordinator

                                 

UW-Extension Washington County
333 E. Washington Street, Suite 1200
PO Box 2003
West Bend, WI 53095-2003
Phone: 262-335-4478
Fax: 262-335-4863
Relay: “711”

Karen Girard – Program Assistant
Email: karen.girard@co.washington.wi.us