Broadwater County 4-H
Overview: 4-H is the youth development program of USDA and MSU Extension making it the largest out-of-school youth development program in the state and nation. The mission of 4-H is to prepare youth for living in a global, ever changing world, as competent contributing adults. Youth engage in educational opportunities such as clubs, camps and special interest programs where they have the opportunity to build life skills such as decision making, goal setting, communication, leadership and responsibility. Broadwater County 4-H currently has 86 youth members and 20 adult volunteer leaders enrolled in four clubs. Members participate in hands-on learning experiences called projects, which include robotics, beef, photography, wind energy and poultry, just to make a few.
Age Requirements: 4-H is open to all youth ages 5-18 years old (as of October 1). Youth who are 5-8 years old join as Cloverbuds to explore a variety of project areas in a fun non-competitive environment. Youth who are 8-18 join as traditional members and get to enjoy a large project selection and have the opportunity to participate in many camps, contests and educational programs. Contact the Extension Office to enroll.
Volunteer Leaders: 4-H is made possible through the support of adult volunteers who assist the program through project work, clubs, activities and events. Adult volunteers serve as a guide and mentor by providing opportunities for youth to learn practical life skills. Volunteers working directly with youth must undergo a background check and orientation of the 4-H program. Contact the Extension Office for volunteer opportunities.