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OSU Extension Service Marion County 4-H

1320 Capitol St. NE , Suite 110, Salem, OR  97301
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00-5:00
Phone l Fax 503-373-3767
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What Is 4-H?

4-H is the youth education program of Oregon State University Extension Service. It is a non-formal, community focused, experiential education program for today’s youth.  The program combines the cooperative efforts of youth and adult volunteers with community and Extension resources. The mission of the 4-H program is to help young people build competence, confidence, connection, compassion and character as they learn and grow.

The Marion County 4-H program reaches more than 3,000 young people in our communities each year through their involvement in clubs, after-school programs, camps, and school based programs.

Our most popular program for youth is our 4-H club experience. Youth ages 5-8 Cloverbuds and 9-19 can join a club in a wide variety of project areas.  

We couldn’t reach all of these youth each year without the help of our volunteers! Do you have what it takes to become a 4-H volunteer? Check it out!

Marion County 4-H Staff

Margi Tipton, Office Specialist II – Interested in joining 4-H? Please fill out our Interest in 4-H survey so we can help you find a club for your child. Need to know about upcoming events? Click on the "Upcoming events" tab in the Programs section at the right.
Want to become a 4-H leader, or have enrollment questions, need project materials, and just need general 4-H information please contact our office at the number above.

Melanie McCabe, 4-H Youth Development Educator –  Contact Melanie about Club Programs, Camp, Fair, Older Youth Leadership, and Positive Youth Development training and development.

Cristian Curiel, 4-H SET and Outreach Coordinator – Contact Cristian about 4-H Soccer, Latino Outreach efforts, and Science, Engineering and Technology.

Kelly Noack (Gray), 4-H Youth Development Educator -  Contact Kelly about After school programing, S.T.E.P. and Day Camp Activities.


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