Youth

4-H is a “learn by doing” youth education program for children 9 to 19. It promotes positive values, social responsibility, and lifelong learning. An affiliated program, Clover Kids, is available in some areas for children 5 to 7 (K to 2). Through 4-H and the opportunities it provides, 4-H members have the ability to participate in many events and activities, as well as apply for scholarships, travel the country, and meet new friends.


How To Be A 4-H Member

The Texas 4-H Youth Development Program offers many opportunities for both youth and adults to experience 4-H at the local, county, district, state, national, and international level!All youth and adults wanting to join 4-H must enroll annually. 4-H Enrollment is conducted by the County 4-H Office in each county. Enrollment procedures may vary in each county, so check with your county Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office.

To maintain the level of programming and opportunities in the Texas 4-H Youth Development Program, an annual participant fee is necessary for each 4-H member. The participant fee is $25, or $20 if enrolled from August 15th to October 31st.

Contact the local county extension office for more information on how to join.


Activities and Events

The Texas 4-H Youth Development Program offers a variety of opportunities to learn, lead and serve. Check with your county or district office for information about local opportunities. Click here for state and national opportunities.


Awards and Recognition

  • Awards Description List – PDF
  • Achievement and Recognition Certificates – link  

Recordbooks

Recordkeeping is a very valuable skill taught to members of the Texas 4-H program. Members are encouraged to keep project records and have these records reviewed annually by submitting a Texas 4-H Recordbook. The primary purposes of completing a recordbook are for a young person to develop the skills necessary to set goals, work toward achieving those goals, reflect on his/her experiences, and set new and higher goals for themselves. A secondary benefit is to prepare young people for the process of completing quality academic scholarship applications. Click here for more information.  


Scholarships

Texas 4-H Youth Development Program Opportunity Scholarships are ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS awarded each year to applicants based on their academic record, 4-H experience, and financial need (for scholarships for which it is a required criterion). The Texas 4-H Youth Development Opportunity Scholarship Program is conducted in coordination with the Texas 4-H Youth Development Program, the Texas 4-H Youth Development Foundation, and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. All applications must be submitted through the applicant’s county Extension office and meet all criteria to be considered. Click here for more information.

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