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4-H Youth Development

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In 4-H, we believe in the power of young people. We see that every child has valuable strengths and real influence to improve the world around us. We are America's largest youth development organization, empowering nearly six million young people across the U.S. with the skills to lead for a lifetime. Through hands-on experiential learning opportunities with supportive adult relationships, 4-H focuses on teaching youth citizenship, leadership, and life skills. As part of UF/IFAS Extension, 4-H is open to all youth ages 5-18 regardless of race, creed, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, or national origin. 

Learn more about 4-H Enrollment

The 4-H Online Enrollment System is used to keep track of all youth and volunteers that are involved with the 4-H program. Look below to figure out what you and/or your youth want to get involved in, then come back to this page to get enrolled! 

ABOUT 4-H

Developing all youth to reach their fullest potential through life skill development, project work, and school enrichment with hands-on experiential learning opportunities nationwide. Check out the tentative 2020 Event Calendar

COMMUNITY CLUBS

Suwannee County's community clubs are the foundation of 4-H. A 4-H club is a group of five or more youth guided by background checked and fingerprinted adult volunteers with a planned program ongoing throughout the year. Call the office to find out more about the 4-H Clubs in Suwannee County

SUMMER CAMPS

Suwannee County 4-H camping opportunities provide great summer experiences for your youth. These experiences include residential camping, day camps, and state-level sponsored teen programs. This page will share information about the upcoming summer schedule, prices, and registration process.

SPECIAL INTEREST (SPIN) CLUBS

A 4-H Special Interest (SPIN) club is where five or more youth learn about a topic of interest, known as a 4-H project. Topics can include interests such as gardening, rocketry, cooking, photography, and much more. These clubs are led by volunteers who have a passion and want to share their knowledge and skills with youth. Call the UF/IFAS Suwannee County Extension office 386.362.2771 to find out about the newest offerings or how to start your own!

4-H VOLUNTEERS

Suwannee County 4-H relies on dedicated volunteers to promote and carry out its mission to guide youth towards gaining the knowledge and life skills they need to be productive, responsible citizens. Your time as a volunteer will provide these youth the safe environment they need to pursue whatever interests, causes, and leadership roles that are most important to them.  Call the office if you are interested in starting a club or want to help with judging events, day camps and more!

SCHOOL ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS

4-H offers several programs to teachers which supplement what is being taught in the classroom. These programs are open to public schools, private/religious schools, and home school co-ops. Check out this page to see how 4-H can bring hands-on experiential learning opportunities to your school youth!