University of Maryland Extension

4-H & Youth



Under the direction from Jim Hanson, Associate Dean and Associate Director regarding UME COVID-19, County Office Faculty and Staff will be teleworking until July 20, 2020. Take this time to start your record books or a new project! If you need more information or have questions, please email Donna Mohler at 

Update on 6/22/2020: the University of Maryland Extension 4-H Program will extend the suspension of all in-person 4-H events, practices, club meetings, and programs through July 31st. Please feel free to email us if you have any questions. 2020 4-H Summer Face to Face camps have been cancelled.

You may also call 301 934-5404 and leave a message. When you leave a message, it shows in our email. Please leave a contact number in your message. 

We will continue to keep you updated on our schedule of events.



4-H Families,

We created a challenge for your child(ren) to take advantage of while they are at home! Please look under the "Activites While Home” to participate. Prizes will be awarded! 


Maryland 4-H Issue Forum is a premier teen leadership experience to foster civil discourse and community action in Maryland! This year the Issue Forum will take place virtually. The forum is designed for teens 14-19 year olds who want to help make a change in their community. Build a team by asking a friend or two and an adult volunteer. This is a chance to meet and network with 4-H'ers from across the state. There are exciting breakout sessions, leading changemakers in the area of water quality, and a keynote speaker will give you the springboard to take your ideas back to your location and put a plan in place. Throughout the day there will be fun teen activities. We hope to see you there! To register look for information from your local 4-H educator or ask them directly. Contact
What is 4-H?

4-H provides learn-by-doing educational opportunities for youth that will enable them to become the leaders of tomorrow.  4-H is the youth arm of the University of Maryland Extension, a joint venture with U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the Charles County government.  4-H is in every state, D.C. and in military bases around the world.

 4-H At A Glance; 

The 4-H Emblem:     

The H's on each leaf stand for the words:  Head, Heart, Hands and Health  

4-H Colors:  Green and White

4-H Slogan:  "Learn by Doing"

4-H Moto:  "To Make the Best Better"

Members, ages 5-18, participate in fun, hands-on learning activities supported by the latest research of land-grant universities that are focused on three areas: healthy living, citizenship, and science.  

Who Can Join?  Girls and boys ages 8-18, or Clover member ages 5-7.  Clovers are non-competitive. 

4-H enrollment year is January thru December.

How Do I Join?  Email Donna Mohler or call her at 301-934-5403. 

For more information, contact Bonnie Boyden.

***Our enrollment system is BRAND NEW! Maryland 4-H uses an online member management system called 4-H Online. These guides have been prepared to assist families in creating member profiles and enrolling in 4-H using the 4-H Online system. Contact Donna Mohler, for more information. A link to access enrollment, and re-enrollment, is available here: 4-H Online 2.0

*A guide for YOUTH MEMBER ENROLLMENT is available.

*A guide for ADULT VOLUNTEER ENROLLMENT is available.



Take a look at our 4-H Voice! A Newsletter for all! January's Voice

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