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4-H Youth Development

4-H is a nationwide program led by state land-grant universities in cooperation with local county/district extension councils. In Kansas, 4-H is the largest youth educational program, aside from public schools. Each of the four H's on the clover represent ways youth can grow and develop in 4-H.

Growing great kids together through meaningful activities!

Join 4-H

What's the point of 4-H?

Great kids are those that exemplify the four H's, and our mission is to make that happen.Pet

Head - Make sound decisions, set goals and stick with them until they are achieved, and have practical skills needed to lead a productive and fulfilling life.

Heart - Act with integrity and accountability, and help others become their best.

Hands - Put the needs of the community before those of themselves, and serve others.

Health - Actively take care of their minds and bodies.

How does 4-H work? Join a club!

4-H clubs are group of families/volunteers who generally meet monthly. These meetings give youth opportunities to share their project work (speak), plan community service activities, and practice running meetings. They have many "sub-clubs" for individual projects, led by adults or teens within the club. Undertake projects. Members choose from a wide range of individual projects, based on their interests and the availability of a knowledgeable adult in the community to serve as a mentor/leader (matching facilitated through clubs). Through these projects, members set goals, learn the skills needed to achieve goals, and exhibit/demonstrate their skills at events like county fairs, speaking contests and other competitions.

Below is a sampling of projects. Visit www.JoinKansas4-H.org for a full list.

  • Clothing & Textiles
  • Plant Science;
  • Dog Care & Training
  • Rabbits
  • Electricity
  • Reading
  • Foods & Nutrition
  • Robotics/Rocketry/GPS
  • Geology
  • Shooting Sports
  • Horse
  • Small Engines
  • Leadership
  • Visual Arts & Crafts
  • Pets
  • Wildlife
  • Photography
  • Woodworking

From city to farm, all across Kansas, families are joining forces to grow great kids. How? 4-H Clubs.

4-H clubs let families leverage each others' knowledge to show kids the ropes of life. Whether it's practical skills like taking care of pets, growing gardens, or being able to identify bugs and rocks -- or social skills like helping others and speaking in front of a group.

(And you don't have to live in the country or have animals.)

Raising great kids isn't something you have to shoulder by yourself. Join a club of families than can help.

***** Kiowa County 4-H Clubs *****

Southwestern Royals 4-H Club - Community Leaders - Mary Merhoff 620-388-3596 or Kyla McDonald 620-546-5089

Upward Strivers 4-H Club - Community Leader - Kim McMurry 620-546-3265

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For general information or to have someone contact you, visit:

Kiowa County K-State Research and Extension
320 S Main, Suite 110
Greensburg, KS 67054

or call 620-723-2156 (we are located in the Kiowa County Commons Building).