4-H Youth Development

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4-H Members and Participants

4-H members are youth in grades 4 through 12 who learn together in club settings led by volunteer 4-H leaders. Club members meet all year long to complete one of 40 or more projects. 4-H clubs usually have officers elected from their membership.

Some youth participate in 4-H school enrichment programs or other short-term special-interest programs. These short-term programs may be led by volunteers or teachers. Most programs focus on science-based curricula that support the latest educational goals for Oregon students.

Youth in grades K-3 may enroll in 4-H Cloverbud programs.

Interested in joining 4-H?

Take this quick survey so we can contact you about joining!

Club Contact List - this is a list of Polk County Clubs that may be accepting new members.  Please feel free to contact the leader directly, then go to our forms page to fill out the Member Enrollment Packet.

Calendar of Events


  • 24-25   Happy Thanksgiving!   Extension Office Closed


  • 12  Countywide Cloverbud Meeting, 3:45-5, Extension Office
  • 13  Holiday Centerpieces Class, K-12th (See STEP Classes)
  • 25-26   Happy Holidays! - Extension Office Closed


  • 2 New Years Day Observed - Extension Office Closed
  • 16 MLK Jr. Day, Extension Office Closed
  • 19 4-H Leaders Banquet
  • 21 Critter Campus, Polk County Fairgrounds
  • 23 Countywide Cloverbud meeting, 3:45-5, Extension Office
  • 23 Alternative Food Club, 5-6 pm, Extension Office
  • 23 Ambassadors Meeting, 6:30-8 pm, Extension Office

For a more complete list, check out our latest newsletter HERE.

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4-H Pledge

I pledge

my HEAD to clearer thinking,      

my HEART to greater loyalty,

my HANDS to larger service, and

my HEALTH to better living for my club, my community, my country, and my world.    


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