The first step to complete a brief interest survey. This provides our team with your basic information and helps us find the right opportunities for you.
An international program and the largest youth development organization in the United States with more than six million youth members. Our mission is to promote positive adult & youth partnerships, youth development and youth leadership in the areas of:
If you are interested in participating in our 4-H program, please fill out this brief interest survey.
Ulster County 4-H clubs are open to youth aged 5 to 19.
4-H members choose projects that interest them. New York State has more than 150 4-H projects to choose from. These projects are educational and practical. Your child may attend regular meetings, be involved in public speaking and community service activities, or serve as a club officer. Your child also may want to participate in county events such as the county fair. Also, opportunities are available for trips to other states and countries.
Joining 4-H clubs costs very little. Individual clubs may charge dues to cover expenses, and some project areas, such as photography and livestock, may require a small investment for supplies and equipment.
4-H programs are open to all young people, no matter where they live. There are programs in every county in New York State, including New York City. Activities available for urban groups include exploring plants, drama, food and nutrition, entrepreneurship, photography, woodworking, leadership, and more.
Parents don’t have to become 4-H leaders when their child joins 4-H, but most leaders appreciate the assistance of parents or other adults. This help can range from being a project leader to driving members to activities, to supplying refreshments for a meeting.
4-H Youth Development has a volunteer screening policy in place. Trips and activities are well chaperoned. Check with your local extension association for more details about this process.
4-H is an educational program provided by Cornell Cooperative Extension in each of the state’s 57 counties and New York City. Funding for this program comes from the United States Department of Agriculture, New York State, county government, grants and contracts, fees for service, and the New York State 4-H Foundation.
Last updated March 16, 2022