After-school/Project/Community/SPIN Clubs

After-school/Project/Community/SPIN Clubs

4-H Grows Here

4-H after school programs and Clubs provide opportunities for youth to turn ideas into action. Through the work of caring mentors, 4-H - a positive youth development organization - is cultivating a growing number of America's youth to lead us in a Revolution of Responsibility. Their commitment challenges us all to join the movement toward meaningful change through the projects they complete.

There are many interesting projects to do as part of 4-H after school programs. It is amazing what youth can learn by completing a 4-H project. Youth not only have fun learning about a topic but also gain life-skills like responsibility, record keeping, and working with others.

Project work not only increases a 4-H'ers knowledge of a particular subject of interest to them, but project work can also prepare them for a career in that field, such as veterinary science. Scholarships, prizes, awards, and special recognition are also the rewards for project work.

New Portland 4-H Club Meeting Schedule

IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO JOIN!  Contact Courtney below for details, and how to get connected!

Dates:  2nd Sunday of the month (***except for January)

  • November 13th
  • December 11th
  • January 8th *** (this meeting was cancelled due to weather)
  • February 12th
  • March 12th
  • April 9th
  • May 14th

Location: Colonial Heights Presbyterian Church, SE Stephens and SE 28th(Enter through the SE 28th door.)

Time:  3-5pm

Currently, the following projects are being offered:

For kids, 9-19 (as of 9/1/16)

  • Archery
  • Cavies (Guinea Pigs)
  • Fiber Arts
  • Photography
  • Poultry
  • Rabbits
  • Urban-Rural Exchange (only for 7th graders, first meeting on December 11th)
  • Woodworking

For kids, 5-8 (as of 9/1/16)

  • Cloverbuds/Pioneer Wilderness Skills

Note:  Some units/clubs/groups will meet additional days or on a different schedule TBD, set by the leader or instructor.

Hold these Dates

  • November 19th, 2016 : Awards and Recognition Event—7pm, Washington Co. Fairgrounds, Cloverleaf Building
  • Weekends in December: 4-H Christmas at Aplenrose Dairy
  • April 6-11th, 2017: Urban-Rural Exchange -Exchange Club members go to Eastern Oregon
  • May 27-29th, 2017 : Multnomah County Fair—Memorial Day Weekend @ Oaks Park in SE Portland (Sellwood area)

More Information: 

Courtney Lobo, OSU Extension 4-H, 971-361-9629, 3880 SE 8th Ave., #170, Portland, OR  97202


CLICK HERE TO RSVP and let us know you're coming so that we may better plan! (Not required, but helpful)

The new 4-H Year will begin October 1st, 2016--but it's not too late to join us.  Some projects are still forming.  Sign up for our e-newsletter to get all the latest information, and how to get involved with 4-H! 

Adult Volunteers Needed

Do you have a skill, interest, passion that you could pass on to 4-H members?    We very much need adult volunteer leaders, who would be willing to lead SPIN ("Special Interest") Club units--this can be a way to volunteer without committing to a full year Club Leader role.  Units can be anywhere from 1 or two sessions, or more.  We meet once per month, and would welcome your talents/interests/knowlege to share!  Look at the list above to get an idea of what kinds of topics and projects we are looking to offer--but this is just a start.  If you have an art, or skill that you would be interested in passing along, please check in with us.

All volunteers are trained and background checked.  4-H staff and veteran volunteers will be will very happy to help you get started.  We also provide curriculum and kits for many projects.  You don't need to be an expert!  We can give you plenty of support.  Click here to learn about becoming a 4-H Volunteer or to sign up for a Volunteer Orientation--scheduling now for February 2017.

Our new Portland 4-H Club is signing up youth members and volunteers right now!  so that we can offer all youth who are interested in getting involved in 4-H a place to do so.  

What the 4-H Program Provides

The 4-H youth program offers resources, training and materials for adult leaders who want to bring the 4-H program in an after-school setting.

To Learn More about 4-H Clubs and After School programs, please contact our office:

Courtney Lobo


Meet Our Clubs (2016-2017) 

Some clubs will be accepting new members in the fall, however, some will remain closed.  Please  email contact leader for more information, or 4-H Staff @ 971-361-9629.

Club Name


Meeting Date

Meeting Location


Contact Leader

Additional Info.

Portland 4-H Club

See list of projects above.  Some rotating topic; subject to leader availability; youth will choose from available topics/projects, groups will be formed based on interest and age.

2nd Sunday; some members will meet an additional date, TBD

Colonial Heights Presbyterian Church; 2828 SE Stephens St., enter through SE 28th entrance.

5-8 Cloverbud

9-19 Jr, Int. and Sr. Members

Courtney Lobo

Accepting new members;

Corbett Small Animal

Rabbits, Cavies, Poultry & Pigeons

3rd Friday @ 2pm


9 yrs and up

Debbie Vasen


Corbett Critters

Static: Equine, Livestock, Alpha Project, Small Animal

Leathercraft, Woodworking, Robotics, Ceramics, Horses, Goats, Photography, Sewing and more.

One Friday per month


9 yrs and up

Sarah Loveland


Jen White

 Currently not accepting new members.

Corbett Livestock

Pigs, Goats, Sheep

January thru August


9 yrs and up

Cami Paul


Corbett Alpha Project


3rd Sunday @ 7pm


7th-12th grade

Debbie Vasen


Eastwind Riders




9 yrs and up

Tracy Brill and Jen White

Currently not accepting new members.

Hens & Hares

Rabbits, chickens, photography, art, community service, leadership

Meets w/PDX 4-H Club--see above

Meets w/PDX 4-H Club--see above

9 yrs and up

Brenda Jamsgard

Accepting new members!

NE PDX Cloverbuds Cloverbud Activities various various 5-8 years Heather Penny Currently not accepting new members

Pioneer Wilderness Kids 4-H Club (1st & 2nd Grade) @ Rieke Elementary

Pioneering skills, wilderness survival, campfire safety & cooking, plant/wildlife/rock i.d. and knowledge

3rd Sunday &

1st Thursday

Sundays: Alpenrose

Rieke Elem.

5 - 8 yrs

Kassie Hughes

Currently not accepting new members

Pioneer Wilderness Kids 4-H Club (3rd Grade) @ Rieke Elementary Pioneering skills, wilderness survival, campfire safety & cooking, plant/wildlife/rock i.d. and knowledge

3rd Sunday &

1st Thursday

Sundays: Alpenrose

Rieke Elem.

8-9 yrs

Kerri Norman and Melissa Chureau

Kassie Hughes

Currently not accepting new members
Rhinestone Riders Horse various various 12-19 yrs; int. & sr. members
Aleta Sanstrum Currently not accepting new members
SE PDX Cloverbud Gardening, cooking, misc. various various 5-8 yrs Laura Morgan Currently not accepting new members

St. Rose

Discovery Club

Our 4-H club meets twice a month on Thursdays after school. Our club projects will focus on primarily foods and cooking, gardening, and photography Two Thursdays per month St. Rose School, NE Alameda & 55th
Youth K-5; Junior Youth leaders in grades 6-8 are also eligible Maureen Hosty or call 971-361-9628

Accepting new members




Cost to join 4-H for the year:  $35 ($40 after Jan. 1st.)

**some clubs have an additional materials fee

Maximum cost per family:  $70.00 (2 or more children, $80 after Jan. 1st))

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