How Do I Join 4-H?
Who can join? Youth ages 8 and in the third grade to age 18 as of January 1st of the current year may join. Where do I sign up? Join a club in your county near your home or school. Experience 4-H with a friend; invite them to join you. Contact the Fulton County Extension Office to enroll today. When should I sign up? Enrollment is anytime from January 1 until April 2. April 2 is a competition deadline, but youth may join after that for the 4-H experience. Youth would not be eligible for prizes or awards after April 2 enrollment.
What is there to do? Members will select projects to explore through club and county activities. Choose from more than 200. Use the 4-H Family Guide available on the website at http://www.ohio4h.org to learn about each one.
What are the benefits? Members learn life skills, make new friends, enhance self-esteem, achieve personal goals, develop positive relationships with peers and volunteers, and have fun learning and sharing as a family and a club.
Does it cost anything? Your out of pocket costs for participating in 4-H will include one or more of the following types of expenses. Most project books cost $5.00 and resource books are an additional cost (ranging from $5-$20). Projects sometimes need specific materials, supplies or animals to complete the 4-H learning experience. The county activity fee is $10.00. Some clubs fundraise for their activities and some have dues or fees for refreshments, fair passes, t-shirts or supplemental insurance, etc. Ask the advisor about their fee structure. Sometimes club events and opportunities will have a fee also.