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
- Activities and Events
- Awards and Recognition
- Recordbooks and Record Keeping
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
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.
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.