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4-H: Empowering Youth with Skills for a Lifetime
Benton County 4-H
4-H is America's largest youth development organization serving over 6 million youth annually. Benton County 4-H serves over 3,000 youth annually through community clubs, school programs and summer activities.
Youth collaborate with caring adult mentors to lead hands-on projects in areas like science, health, agriculture and citizenship. This experience grows leaders with life skills like confidence, independence, resilience and compassion.
4-H is open to all 5-19 year olds. Youth aged 5-8 are eligible to join the non-competitive Cloverbud program. The 4-H motto is "To make the best better" and its slogan is "Learn by doing".
*STEM - Science, technology, engineering and mathematics
The Oregon 4-H Youth Development and Oregon 4-H Foundation 2016 Annual Report showcases the amazing work that is being done in Oregon 4-H! Check out the substantial accomplishments of our Oregon 4-H Youth development program. Thank you for being a part of this program and helping it to continue to grow and thrive!
Support Youth & Development
Your financial contribution to Benton County 4-H helps sustain our program that helps youth to develop important life skills like citizenship, communication, and leadership.
If you are interested in supporting the Benton County 4-H program, then please consider providing a donation. Please use the attached form for all donations. All donations are tax deductible.We appreciate your support!
2016-2017 4-H Membership Age Requirements
Oregon will use the following age divisions for competitive events.
5-8 year olds are CLOVERBUDS and need to be that age by 9/1 of the current school year. Born between September 2, 2007 – September 1, 2011
9-11 year olds are JUNIORS and need to be that age by 9/1 of current school year. Born between September 2, 2004 – September 1, 2007
12-14 year olds are INTERMEDIATES and need to be that age by 9/1 of current school year. Born between September 2, 2001 - September 1, 2004
15-19 year olds are SENIORS and need to be that age by 9/1 of current school year. Born between September 2, 1997 – September 1, 2001