Putnam County 4-H Youth Development
The UF/IFAS Extension 4-H Youth Development Program uses a learn-by-doing approach to help youth gain the knowledge and skills they need to be responsible, productive citizens. This mission is accomplished by creating safe and inclusive learning environments, involving caring adults, and utilizing the expertise and resources of the University of Florida and the nationwide land grant university system. I pledge my head to clearer thinking, my heart to greater loyalty, my hands to larger service, and my health to better living. For my club, my community, my country and my world.
You can join a 4-H club or sign up as an independent 4-H member. Most clubs meet on a monthly basis, although some meet more often. You can also be involved in 4-H camping since Florida’s four 4-H camps host special programs throughout the year as well as summer camping.
To register youth must go onto 4-H online and follow the instructions to register a youth (if they are not already a 4-H member). Then payment must be turned into the Putnam County 4-H office or by calling 386-329-0318.
By providing physical, mental, social and emotional growth opportunities , 4-H events give members positive, meaningful experiences.4-H events are hosted at the county,district, state and national levels. They include Competitive and Non-Competitive events that balance the cooperative learning activities in an informal education program.