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What is 4-H Afterschool?

In Leon County, 4-H Afterschool offers extensive resources for youth-serving organizations to help train staff, implement sound youth development practices, create new after-school programs, and strengthen existing programs. We take our tested, university developed youth programs to area youth centers, YMCA’s, afterschool programs and Parks and Recreation centers. It might be a 4-H staff person teaching a special topic or it might be our 4-H staff training youth staff to use our materials.

Start a 4-H Club at your Afterschool Care Facility

We can help you start a 4-H Club at your facility. The students will have fun and learn life skills. They will also have opportunities to participate in county and state 4-H programs, if they desire.

  • 1. You need to have at least 1 adult (staff or parent volunteer)
  • 2. At least 5 youth
  • 3. Register the youth in 4HOnline (can be completed via a paper form)
  • 4. Club can meet once a week or bi-monthly.
  • 5. Pick a club name, elect officers.
  • 6. Pick a project to learn about together: we have over 100!

Popular projects are foods, gardening, photography, wildlife, leadership, engineering, pets and many more.

Students do not have uniforms, but your group can get 4-H t-shirts (optional). The program offers special membership pins and recognition pins at a nominal cost. Project books cost about $6.

Display your projects at the North Florida Fair in November – earn ribbons and prize money. Participate in our county public speaking program, attend 4-H camp in the summer…there are lots of things in 4-H to do!

Contact the Leon County 4-H office at (850) 606-5200 if your center is interested in starting a 4-H Club!