NDSU Extension - Foster County


| Share

4H and Youth Development


4-H provides hands-on, real life experiences through projects, activities, and events. Our program is available to all youth and offered in every county in North Dakota. 4-H is the largest and the only research based youth organization in the state.

The life skills emphasized in North Dakota 4-H programs include: making decisions, solving problems, relating to others, planning and organizing, learning to learn, communicating with others, leading self and others, relating to change and applying science and technology.

Youth between the ages 4-18 may participate in 4-H.

Cloverbud members: Youth ages 5-7 may participate in the 4-H Cloverbud program. Cloverbud experiences are designed as a series of short term, structured activities that help youth to gain self-understanding, practice social interaction skills and develop positive attitudes. It is important for those working with this program to realize that the Cloverbud program focuses on age-appropriate skills, abilities and involvement. Cloverbuds do not participate in competition because it is not developmentally appropriate for this age group.

Regular Members: Youth who are 8 years old before September 1st or are in 3rd grade are considered "full-fledged" members. If a youth turns 19 years of age prior to the beginning of the 4-H year (Sept. 1), she/he is not eligible to re-enroll in 4-H.

Call the Extension office at 652-2581 with any questions or an enrollment form.

4-HOnline Enrollment

State 4-H Office

North Dakota State Fair

Western 4-H Camp

Shop 4-H

ND 4-H on Facebook







Creative Commons License
Feel free to use and share this content, but please do so under the conditions of our Creative Commons license and our Rules for Use. Thanks.