4-H Youth Development

4-H is a learn-by-doing educational program helping youth grow and develop into positive citizens through 4-H projects, teamwork, responsibility, problem solving, leadership development, community involvement, public speaking, record keeping, decision making and group activities.

4-H is not only learning, it’s FUN!

Southwest Regional Leader & Teen Training

On Saturday, October 28th from 9AM-4PM we will be offering a teen and leader training with the opportunity to network with teens and leaders from Coos, Douglas, Josephine and Jackson County. The training will be lead by 4-H Educators from each of the counties as well as some veteran volunteers. This training is for all leaders and teens in the 4-H program regardless of how long you have been involved. Topics will include:  4-H Clubs & Meeting Management, Fundraisers & Financials, Records, Resumes & Scholarships, Team Building and other Hands-on Activities. We will also include time for specific round table discussions on project specific areas. The planning team is really excited to bring this training to you and we hope you can join us! Location is at The Barn Community Center in Bandon and the fee for the training will be $10 to cover lunch and snacks.  Click on the image below to download the registration form. Please contact Margie if you have any questions.

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Become a 4-H Member

Want to Join 4-H?  With many different 4-H projects to choose from, Curry County 4-H is here for you.

Youth in 4-H are placed in divisions based on their grade in school. Youth ages 5 to 8 years old may participate in the 4-H Cloverbud program. Cloverbuds are led by trained 4-H volunteers. This non-competitive, group-oriented program allows youth to explore many topics such as natural resources, community, foods, science, art, and many more. Youth ages 9 (as of September 1 of year of enrollment) through 19 or your last year of High School may join 4-H project or community clubs, which are also led by trained volunteer 4-H leaders. Divisions are broken down by age as follows:

Ages 5-8
Ages 9-11
Ages 12-14 Intermediates
Ages 15-19

 Link to Oregon 4-H Age Policy

 Here is how to get started:

Our newsletter has the list of clubs available. Contact any that may interest you. Youth ages 5-8 will be offered our 4-H Cloverbud program.     

Contact our office regarding what clubs are accepting new members and how you can participate in an individual or community club.

Visit with adults you come in contact with and see if any of them are interested in becoming a 4-H volunteer leader. We are always looking for new 4-H leaders who are willing to lead or help lead a group of youth.  

Find out what's new in the Curry County 4-H program. Read our most recent Newsletter!





Margie House
Coordinator, 4-H Youth Development
Send an e-mail to Margie

Ruth Dixon
Education Program Assistant, 4-H Youth Development
Send an e-mail to Ruth

Briana Wallace
Education Program Assistant, 4-H Youth Development
Send an e-mail to Briana




Curry County Extension Office                           Phone: (541) 247-6672
29390 Ellensburg Avenue                                  Fax: (541) 247-2875
PO Box 488
Gold Beach, OR 97444