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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the purpose of 4-H?

The purpose of 4-H is to help youth develop skills, to learn to appreciate knowledge gained through your 4-H experiences, to develop leadership and citizenship that will help you in the future, and to discover, develop, and use your individual talents and abilities.

4-H Makes the Best Better!

Who conducts 4-H?

The 4-H program is conducted by the Arizona Cooperative Extension System. The staff (County Extension Agent) trains, supports, and works with volunteers and 4-H members and directs the county program.

How old do I have to be to be in 4-H?

4-H is open to all youth age 5 - 19 with three different levels:
CloverBud is a 4-H'er younger (5 - 8) than Junior's level.

Junior 4-H'ers are individuals who are at least 9 and have not reached their 14th birthday on or before January 1 of the year that he/she is in 4-H.

Senior 4-H'ers are individuals who have reached their 14th birthday by January 1 of the year that he/she is in 4-H.

How do I register my child for 4-H?

Contact the 4-H Office at 428-2611 or stop by our office at 2100 S. Bowie Avenue in Solomon.

Do I have to pay to join 4-H?

4-H has a $10 participation fee which pays the cost of the monthly newsletter and other correspondence to announce 4-H activities. There may be costs for some project manuals or events, such as Summer Camp, but you choose what you want or are able to do.

What is a 4-H Project?

Projects are kind of like hobbies--they offer fun things to do and provide many new learning experiences! Your 4-H agent can help you get information that you can read to learn more about your project. Project clubs usually meet one time each month.

What else can I do besides attend club meetings?

You may choose to participate in: monthly community club meetings, judging and demonstration days, community service projects, leadership and summer camps--the opportunities are endless. Browse this web site, call for a copy of our newsletter, or come visit our County Extension Office!