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4-H Clubs

4-H Club Programs

A 4-H Club is a group of five or more young people, guided by one or more adult 4-H leaders approved through the University of Maryland Extension volunteer process.  Each club has an educational plan that meets the purposes of the 4-H program.  The club meets on a continuing basis, usually once a month, at a location convenient for the members of the club-typically in central places such as a school or or community center.  Some clubs may meet at a food bank, library, or other location in conjunction with a community service activity.  Youth are involved in leadership and decision-making roles because clubs "belong" to their members.  Many clubs have officers (president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, reporter, etc.) that are elected by the members.

Learn More

To learn more about 4-H club opportunities in your community, contact your local University of Maryland Extension Office and ask for 4-H!

Volunteer for 4-H!

Adults who have an interest in working with young people to make a positive difference in their lives, serve as 4-H volunteers.  4H volunteers receive training from 4-H faculty and staff to organize and work with 4-H clubs.  To find our how you can volunteer for 4-H in your community, contact your local University of Maryland Extension Office and ask for 4-H!

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