Growing in 4-H

Position Announcement

Extension Program Assistant (4-H Youth Development)

This is a full-time position that will promote and market the University of Maryland and the 4-H Youth Development program in Charles County to increase youth enrollment and expand the program within the county. The work will primarily be with children and youth, with an emphasis on reaching underserved areas and populations in the Western side of the county. Position located off-campus at the Charles County Extension Office in Bel Alton, MD.


  • Perform a variety of duties, including teaching, demonstrations, and other educational activities for youth and adult volunteers.
  • Promote, market, and organize 4-H clubs to reach underrepresented audiences and underserved areas of the county through outreach programing.
  • Implement youth development programs on the Western Side of Charles County that follow the 4-H model of experiential learning and which emphasize forming 4-H clubs that foster long-term youth engagement..
  • Coordinate programming with community partners at public schools, afterschool programs, parks and recreation community centers, etc. to provide enrichment opportunities in the areas of STEM (robotics and computer science).
  • Expand the 4-H Club program by promoting and recruiting adult 4-H club volunteers for Clover age youth, 5-7 years old.
  • Work with volunteers and youth to promote and maintain the Robotics program
  • Collect data on community needs and program participation in the targeted areas.
  • Assist with organization and implementation of 4-H activities and demonstrations, at various venues including the Charles County Fair and at community events.
  • Interact with community partners/public in a courteous, professional manner.
  • Prepare educational literature, promotional flyers, reports, and program documents.
  • Maintain accurate client and other program related records.
  • Attend regularly scheduled meetings and statewide in-services/training sessions throughout the year.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Best Consideration Date: 5/17/2024

For more information and to apply, go to the ejobs website.

Charles County 4-H Kids Enjoy Overnight Camp!

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:  

4H Emblem

The H on each leaf stands for:  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.  

4-H Newsletters

The 4-H Voice Newsletter is sent to all members and volunteers enrolled in the Charles County 4-H program. The newsletter informs members and their families of upcoming events and deadlines for major activities. The newsletter contains brief highlights of information and announcements, so attending club meetings and project groups is very important to obtain detailed communications.

Voice, January 2024
Voice, December 2021
Voice, July and August 2021





4-H Clubs

Calvary- meets in Waldorf

Country Clovers - meets in Bel Alton

Creative Critters - meets in Waldorf

Farmers Fortune - meets in Chapel Point

Horsemasters - meets in La Plata

Hot Shots - meets in Newburg

Little Rascals - meets in Nanjemoy

Rabbit Club - meets in Dentsville

Rebels - meets in Hughesville

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? Send an email to Donna Mohler at or call her at 301-934-5403. For more information, contact your local 4-H Staff:

Kelly Bryant,

Bonnie Boyden,

Jeanne Williams,

***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.