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Benton County 4-H
Benton County 4-H is a youth organization with a mission of engaging youth to reach their fullest potential while advancing the field of positive youth development. It is open to all 9-19* year olds. 5-8 year olds can join a non-competitive Cloverbuds program. (*not yet graduated from high school. See chart below.)
There are four personal development areas on which 4-H focuses: Head, Heart, Hands, and Health.
The goal of 4-H is to develop citizenship, leadership, communication and life skills through experiential learning programs and a positive youth development approach.
Though typically thought of as an agriculturally focused organization as a result of its history, 4-H today focuses on citizenship, healthy living, science, engineering and technology and animal science.
The 4-H motto is "To make the best better" and its slogan is "Learn by doing".
Support Youth & Development
By donating to Benton County 4-H, you are helping support a positive youth development program. We appreciate our youth and want to always be around to provide them a great way of expressing their talent and building thier confidence.
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 dontations. All donations are tax deductable.
-The staff at Benton County 4-H thanks you for the generous donations and support for your Benton County 4-H Program.
CHANGES for 2015-2016 4-H Membership
Oregon will use the following age divisions for competitive events. (Effective Sep 1, 2015)
5-8 year olds are CLOVERBUDS and need to be that age by 9/1 of the current school year. Born between September 2, 2006 – September 1, 2010
9-11 year olds are JUNIORS and need to be that age by 9/1 of current school year. Born between September 2, 2003 – September 1, 2006
12-14 year olds are INTERMEDIATES and need to be that age by 9/1 of current school year. Born between September 2, 2000 - September 1, 2003
15-19* year olds are SENIORS and need to be that age by 9/1 of current school year. Born between September 2, 1996 – September 1, 2000 (*19 years of age and not yet graduated)