University of Maryland Extension

4-H Clover Program

The Clover Program:

  • Is a voluntary, educational program designed to meet the needs and interests of boys and girls ages 5-7.
  • Provides age appropriate learning experiences and opportunities for youth which will help them grow and develop to their fullest potential.
  • Offers youth ages 5-7 the opportunity to succeed and build self esteem through non-competitive, hands on activities.
  • Clubs may be individual units or part of an 8-18 year old 4-H club. In a combined program. Clover groups must meet separately from the older 4-H'ers to work on Clover curriculum activities.
  • Curriculum materials contain meeting plans which include games, crafts, songs and hands on FUN while learning through the following clover curriculum topics:
    • Science & Technology
    • Community Expressive Arts
    • Healthy Life Style
    • Environmental Earth Science
    • Citizenship Civic Education
    • Consumerism Family Science
    • Plants & Animals

We have many youth that are interested in becoming 4-H Clovers but we are in need of dedicated teen and adult volunteers to run clover clubs. To prepare interested adult volunteers and teen leaders to lead 4-H Clovers, 4-H Clover Training Sessions are often offered. The University of Maryland Extension - Dorchester County 4-H staff will also assist you with getting a club started in your area, as well as providing background and clover curriculum materials.

To learn more about becoming a Clover Leader and upcoming Clover Training Sessions, contact the 4-H Office at (410) 228-8800 or complete the 4-H Information Form.
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