4-H Youth Development

 

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4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship and life skills. 

Youth, ages 5 - 19, can be a member of 4-H by joining a club, being a part of an inschool or afterschool program where 4-H is incorporated, or by working on an individual project.

Adult volunteers
are a significant part of a 4-H member's experience.  Volunteers serve in a variety of capacities that are flexible to fit personal schedules, skills, talents and interests. 

Clemson Extension agents with primary Youth Development responsibilities work closely with state extension specialists and researchers located on campus and at the various research and education centers located across the state. They provide expertise in topics including animal agriculture and veterinary science, natural resources and the environment, gardening, leadership and citizenship, personal growth and development, and science, engineering and technology.

Upcoming Events:
4-H Junior Weekend
: February 6-8, 2015
Health Rocks ( for adult leaders): February 25
Shooting Sports Instructor Training:February 27-28
Senior Teen Weekend: March 13-15, 2015
Healthy Lifestyles Teen Summit: March 13-15, 2015
Legislative Day: March 10, 2015
Small Garden Project: Registration ends March 31
EnlightenSC: 4-H Engineering Challenge: April 18, 2015
4-H Summer Camp
4-H Membership The new 4-H year begins September 1.  Click to find and print the 2014-15 membership form!

4-H Projects

Use the links below to find out more about how to build a 4-H project or plan a 4-H club meeting in one of these 4-H project areas.

4-H Symbols, Emblems, and Traditions

Click here to learn about the 4-H Clover, colors, pledge and creed.

State 4-H Calendar

Join the Revolution of Responsibility:  Follow that link to see an inspiring story of a 4-H member who bought a house with her Fair winnings. 

 Visit the state-wide 4-H website

For your information:
Emergency and Disaster Preparedness Information for Families including pets
Haiti Service Project - 4-H member Michael Singletary has adopted an orphanage in Haiti as a senior-level 4-H project


Local Agent:  Leigh Walker, 803-534-6280, lawlkr@clemson.edu