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To find out more information click on the links below:

2024 Clubs Accepting New Members List

2024 Ohio 4-H Family Guide

4-H Family Flyer

Cloverbud Information

2024 Join 4-H: New Member Information Night Flyer

If you would like to learn life skills, make new friends, enhance your self-esteem, achieve personal goals, develop positive relationships with peers and volunteers and have fun learning and sharing as an individual and as a family, 4-H is for you!

There are over 1,400 youth participating in Wayne County 4-H. Each 4-H member determines their interests and from there, decides which project(s) would fit them best. Choose from over 200 projects that range from sewing and interior decorating to rockets and livestock. Use the 4-H Family Guide to learn more about each project (a link to the guide is located at the top of this page). In 4-H, members belong to a local community club. Clubs have adult volunteers that are trained to lead the clubs. Some clubs have a specialization such as livestock, still projects, or family and consumer science projects. Most clubs allow members with any interest to join. Each club has its own schedule of events and meetings that they participate in during the year. Clubs will also have dues to join (usually $2.00-$10.00).  Each club has a constitution and expectations of its 4-H members. It is best to locate a club whose expectations and goals align with yours as a parent. Young people, age 5 and in Kindergarten through age 18, as of January 1 of the current year, may join. Younger children are enrolled as Cloverbuds; those age eight AND in third grade as of January 1st are eligible to take the traditional 4-H projects. Enroll today with a club in your community.

NOTE: You may enroll in a club at any time, but your enrollment form must be on file at the Extension Office by 4:30 p.m. on April 1 in the current year to be eligible to participate in the Wayne County Jr. Fair