What is 4-H?
4-H is the youth component of the University Wisconsin Cooperative Extension System. It serves young people in grades First-13th grade (one year out of high school). These youth participate in individual and group learning opportunities in a safe environment that teach skills through an experiential process.
“To make the best better.”
Green and White are the 4-H colors. The 4-H Flag is a green clover with a white “H” on each leaf and a white background.
What do the 4-H’s stand for?
- Head: 4-H’ers learn about new project areas, try new skills, and gain new knowledge and experience.
- Heart: 4-H’ers learn about who they are and what they stand for, along with gaining many new friends.
- Hands: 4-H’ers learn about helping their community and are involved in a wide variety of service projects.
- Health: 4-H’ers learn about healthy lifestyles and to make choices that will have a positive impact in their lives.
- My HEAD to clearer thinking (right hand points to forehead)
- My HEART to greater loyalty (right hand over heart)
- My HANDS to larger service (arms slightly bent, palms up)
- And my HEALTH to better living for my club, my community, my county and my world (arms at side)
What can we do in 4-H?
Just to highlight a few:
- Bring projects to the Northern Wisconsin State Fair. Participating in projects that may be brought to the fair is available to youth of all ages. By completing a project, youth are able to explore many different areas of interest. Youth also gain hands-on experience and knowledge while having fun.
- Participate in a State or National Trips with other youth. Visit our Events & Opportunities page to see the list of opportunities.
- In July, youth are invited to attend Summer Camp at Kamp Kenwood in Chippewa Falls, WI. Youth grades completing grades 3-8 can participate in an 3 night “Overnight Camp” experience. Youth completing grades 1-3 can participate in a one day “Day Camp” experience.
- STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Camp. Youth in grades 3-5 are invited to attend STEM Camp to explore various science projects. Camp will be held on October 17, 2015 at Kamp Kenwood in Chippewa Falls, WI. Camp registration can be found under the Events & Opportunities page.
A helpful tool for first year members is the First Year Member Handbook. This handbook can be printed and used as a reference to help you through your first year in 4-H.
Another helpful tool for members is the Family Handbook 2015-2016. This handbook can be printed and used as a reference for members throughout the 4-H year.
Contact our office for more information:
Chippewa County UW-Extension
711 N. Bridge Street
Courthouse, Room 13
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729