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4H in Grant County

So, What is 4-H? 4-H is a fun, learn-by-doing educational program for young people. 4-H provides hands-on, real life experiences through projects, activities, and events. The 4-H 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.

Club Year:

The 4-H program year begins September 1st and ends August 31st.

Membership:

County members, ages 5-7, is an introduction to the 4-H experience. Youth who are 8 years old before September 1st or are in the 3rd grade are considered 4-H members. If a youth turns 19 years of age prior to September 1st, she/he is not eligible to enroll in 4-H.

How do I sign up?

To enroll in 4-H, simply go to https://northdakota.4honline.com by December 1st. At this time you can sign up for 4-H projects. Projects have a variety of hands-on activities, organized activities, and leadership/citizenship activities. Members can sign up for one or as many projects that they would like with the approval of the parents.

Meetings:

4-H meetings are important because they can provide experiences that members cannot get outside of a group. Members learn to work together, serve on committees, and hold office. 4-H meetings give members a chance to belong and make contributions to a group. 4-H clubs are required to hold a minimum of 6 club meetings per year.

4-H members must attend six (6) business meetings in which reports have been sent to the Grant County Extension Office to exhibit at the fair.

Club membership dues are set by the 4-H club and payable to the club treasurer. The club treasurer is responsible to send in the county dues which are $1.50 per member which covers the cost of insurance and other specific items.

The expectations for 4-H membership are a balance between 4-H project work, involvement in the 4-H club, participation in 4-H activities and events, and working toward improving one's personal growth.

What Will Members Learn?

4-H teaches skills for individuals to use throughout their lives. These skills are taught practiced through hands-on projects, community service, educational events and activities.

Parents Involvement:

Parent involvement is vital to a 4-H member's success. Support from parents keep youth interested, enthusiastic and active in the 4-H program.

4-H Volunteer Leaders:

Adult volunteer's leaders play an important role in the 4-H program. The leader will help organize the meetings, lessons and events for the club. Each 4-H club will have an adult leader - the leader might be the organizational or project leader. Here is a listing of clubs in Grant County:

Bulls Eye 4-H Archery Club

Busy Beavers 4-H Club

Cedar River Wranglers 4-H Club

City Slickers 4-H Club

Dakota Kids 4-H Club

Dakota Sky 4-H Club

Das Leipzig Kinder 4-H Club

Pioneer Kids 4-H Club

The Roughriders 4-H Club

Sagebrush Rider 4-H Club

For additional information about 4-H, please contact the Grant County Extension Service at 701-622-3470.

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