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Ohio 4-H Youth Development

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Get involved with 4-H today!

Join a 4-H club.

Contact your county Extension office to learn how 4-H members at the  2022 Ohio State enroll your child in a 4-H club today. Ohio 4-H membership is based on a child's age and grade as of Jan. 1 of the current year. Cloverbud eligibility begins when a child is five years old and enrolled Kindergarten, and youth are eligible to participate in 4-H as project members if they are eight years old and enrolled in the third grade.

Check out our 2023 Ohio 4-H Youth Development Impact Report to learn more about the exciting opportunities available to youth through Ohio 4-H.

Become a 4-H volunteer.

Reach out to your county 4-H educator to learn about volunteer opportunties in your county or fill out our Ohio 4-H Volunteer Survey so we know how to help you become a 4-H volunteer.A volunteer helping a 4-H member water their plant.

Donate to a 4-H support fund.

Support Ohio 4-H Youth Development programs with a gift to the Ohio 4-H Program Fund. You can also give to a fund of your choice by searching for the specific fund you would like to support. Please contact the Ohio 4-H Foundation at of 614-292-6943 with any questions about making a gift.


Stay connected with our 4-H alumni community.4-H alumni gather for a photo at the 2022 Ohio 4-H Celebration of Youth.

Get involved with our 4-H alumni community by visiting our 4-H Alumni and Friends page or completing our Ohio 4-H Alumni and Friends Survey. You can also stay connected with us by following the Ohio 4-H Foundation's Facebook and Instagram pages.

Check out our alumni magazine, From Clover to Careers, to learn more about the ways 4-H has helped our alumni succeed in their personal and professional lives.