4H Development Fund

By Chris Conde
March 23, 2017

4 McPherson County  4-H development fund drive.

The purpose of the fund is to provide additional educational opportunities for McPherson county 4hers and volunteer leaders as well as promote 4h work in McPherson county and offer programs through schools and special groups.

4-H is open to all youth ages 5-18 (before Jan 1 of the current year) and adult volunteers of all ages working together. 4-H is an organization for youth to learn more about their community (Citizenship); be a role model and teach others (Leadership); and explore interest areas that will offer ongoing learning (Life Skills). There is no fee to be a 4-H member, simply choose a club to join.  4-H organizes for the new year each October 1.  Youth may join throughout the year, but must join by May 1 in order to participate in the McPherson County 4-H Fair.  Clubs meet monthly to work on projects, teach parliamentary procedures, or carry out community service projects.  

 Head, critical thinking, problem solving;

Heart, self-discipline, integrity, communication;

Hands, serving others; and

Health, choosing healthy lifestyles.

In 4-H, youth have fun with a purpose!

4-H Members: Regular 4-H membership is open to all youth age 7-18 (4-H membership age is calculated as of age before Jan. 1 of the current year).

Cloverbuds: Cloverbuds are 4-H members who are 5 or 6 years of age before Jan 1 of the current year.  They can do most things that regular 4-H'ers due - but on a participation basis.  There is no competition in this group.  The focus is on cooperative learning.

Country Cousins 4-H Club

Friendly Fremont 4-H Club

Golden Opportunity 4-H Club

Good Luck 4-H Club

K-State Wild Kids 4-H Club

Livewires-Empire Best 4-H Club

Santa Fe Trail 4-H Club

Smoky Valley 4-H Club

The 4-H Development Fund Drive going on Right Now! If you would like to contribute you can contact Lindsey Friesen at the K-State Extension Office at 241-1523. Or your favorite 4-H youth.