A 4-H Club is a club designed to reach children in a specific area. Their activities include monthly meetings, educational instruction and much more. The club can focus on one subject or can focus on multiple subjects and participate in multiple projects.
By becoming a member youth will discover the possibilities of democratic citizenship, identify community needs, plan and execute service projects, and more. Some service projects that have been done in Oconee County include a dog and cat food drive that benefited a local animal shelter.
You can join a club through 2 ways:
To start a club, a minimum of 5 youth is needed, along with a club leader who has completed the screening and orientation process.
In general, all 4-H club members are expected to meet the following standards each year:
These are the minimum expectations. Each club may have additional requirements. All club rules and policies should be contained in its club constitution. To join a 4-H club or find out more about what 4-H has to offer, contact or visit the Extension Office in the county where you live. Most counties also have local 4-H information on their own web sites. You can find out what types of 4-H clubs are available and when and where they meet.
Each club is lead by a 4-H Volunteer Leader(s). 4-H has a responsibility to provide a safe and healthy environment for youth. Therefore, all 4-H volunteers complete a screening and orientation process before being appointed. To register to be a 4-H volunteer, complete a 4-H Volunteer Registration Form and the Extension Volunteer Status Form (authorizing background and references check). Please contact your County Extension 4-H Office for more information on the needs for 4-H volunteers where you live.