4-H empowers young people with hands-on learning experiences to help them grow and thrive. By creating a safe and welcoming environment, young people develop the skills needed to make a positive impact on the world around them.
With more than 6 million members, 4-H is the largest out-of-school youth program in the United States. Oregon State University 4-H Youth Program has connected thousands of local youth to engaging hands-on learning opportunities and supportive adult partnerships.
Linn County 4-H is open to all youth ages 5-19 (age on September 1 of current 4-H year: Cloverbuds 5-8, Juniors 9-11, Intermediates 12-14, Seniors 15-18) and volunteers that will play a key role in helping our young people. For more information, please call our office at 541-967-3871.
Volunteer Continuing Education
As a volunteer, it is important to keep up-to-date on new information related to your project area. This year we are beginning a program to help you increase your knowledge as a volunteer. Beginning in September 2019, every Linn County Volunteer needs to complete at least one continuing education hour. Continuing education can include using webinars from eXtension or attending a state training such as shooting sports. Please contact Andrea if you have any questions.
The Safety and Well-being of Youth: The Oregon State University Extension 4-H Youth Development Program is dedicated to the safety and well-being of all participants. This resource provides guidelines of best practices for guiding and mentoring 4-H youth.
USDA 4-H Volunteer Resources: The 4-H Youth Development Program is the youth program from the land grant universities' cooperative extension services and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. This resource contains great continuing education resources for 4-H volunteers.
4-H Military Partnership Resources
4-H Military Partnerships: 4-H is partnering with U.S. Military branches Child and Youth programs to support 4-H clubs and programs for military connected youth.