4-H is for all youth in third through twelfth grades. There is also a Cloverbud project that is for children kindergarten through second grades. Most clubs in Utah County are family clubs or neighborhood clubs where parents are the leaders and their children are the 4-H members. There are also community clubs in the livestock and horse project areas. We are able to give out club leaders’ names with their permission. These leaders may or may not be taking new members into their clubs.
A 4-H leader may be any adult who desires to work with youth, teaching them life skills and helping them to become happy, productive adults. All leaders in Utah must go through a screening process before they are approved to be a 4-H leader. Anyone who will be working with 4-H members will need to fill out the Volunteer 4-H Leader Application and be approved before they can help with a club. Leader applications are available at our office or may be printed from the 4-H website (located in box to the right of the page). The application must be completely filled out and then mailed or brought to: Utah County 4-H, 100 East Center Street L-400, Provo UT 84606. When the application has been approved, notification will be by phone to the new volunteer. The application is good for five years.
Once a leader has been approved, the club may be organized using the 4-H Leader and Member Enrollment Sheets available in our office or may be printed out by clicking the link to the right. A club may be as small as one leader and one member, or may have many leaders and many members. The completed enrollment sheets should be returned to the 4-H office. There is an annual fee of $5.00 per member which should be included with the enrollment sheets. Club leaders and members are re-enrolled each year between January 1st and June 1st.
There are many, many project areas in 4-H. A list of projects is on the website and other project areas may be created by the leader if there are none listed that are of interest to the club. The number of projects focused on will be determined by the leader and club members. We have publications available for many of the projects which we sell at our cost. Use of these materials is not required: they are available as a resource. You may also order these manuals directly from National 4-H by calling 301-961-2934 or online at http://www.4-Hmall.org
Some clubs meet weekly all year, others daily during the summer: whatever the club decides as long as they meet a minimum of six times per year. Most clubs work toward having their projects finished so they can enter them at the Utah County Fair. Our fair is in August at the Spanish Fork Fairgrounds and entry information can be found in our e-newsletter or on this website.
All registered leaders and members are emailed a Utah County 4-H newsletter each month. There are many 4-H activities offered on the County and State levels throughout the year. Some are specific to a certain age and some require a registration fee. Reminders about upcoming activities are in the e-newsletter. You may read further about these activities on both this website and the state 4-H website at http://utah4h.org.
OUR ENROLLMENT IS NOW ONLINE
Utah County 4-H is excited to offer 4-H Members, Volunteers, and Families a more accessible way to register for 4-H. 4-H Online will make re-registering every year a faster and easier process.
Everyone who participates in 4-H needs to be enrolled!!
To get started, each 4-H Family will need to set up a family account. Once that is completed you can add family members to your account (this is where you will add clubs and projects).
To register, go to http://ut.4honline.com
4-H Online Resources:
Detailed Family Enrollment Instruction Sheet
Family Enrollment (quick start guide)
Call Cathy Merrill at, 801-851-8470, if you have any questions!
Those who work in the 4-H program will have a great impact for good on the future of our youth. If you have further questions please don’t hesitate to call our office at 801-851-8470.