University of Maryland Extension

4-H & Youth

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, dmohler@umd.edu 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.

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CURRENT AND POTENTIONAL MEMBERS... BE SURE TO LOOK UNDER Forms/Registrations FOR NEW EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES!

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

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