What is 4-H?
A national organization that provides experiences for youth 5-19 years old, 4-H focuses on developing youth as individuals and responsible, productive citizens. 4-H involves youth in community-based clubs, school enrichment programs and both group and individual projects to develop the individual's four "H's" - Head, Heart, Hands and Health.
What Do the "H's" stand for?
The 4-H emblem, a four-leaf clover with the Letter "H" on each leaflet, stands for the equal training of the Head - used to think, to plan, to reason; the Heart - to be kind, to be true, to be sympathetic; the Hands - to be useful, to be helpful, to be skillful; and Health - to resist disease, to enjoy life and to make for efficiency.
Who can be active in a 4-H club?
Youth 5-19 years old can be club members. Adults are needed as volunteers. 4-H Alumni are needed as event judges, board members and in other volunteer positions. Parents can take an active role by being 4-H project leaders or helping in other ways.
How do I join 4-H?
In Tulsa County, call 918.746.3709. That's the 4-H Youth Development division of the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service in Tulsa County. A 4-H extension educator will tell you which club is closest to you and how to reach the club leader for meeting times and locations.
Why should I join 4-H?
Join 4-H to make friends, have fun and learn to do things. Interested in rocketry, pets and small animals, forestry, sewing, or anything else? In 4-H, you can focus on individual interests while still being part of a team.
We would be glad to help you start a 4-H club. If you have five or six friends who are interested and an adult willing to serve as a volunteer leader, we can work with you to make your club a success.
How often does 4-H meet?
Some clubs meet once a week while others meet once a month. Some groups meet to learn about one project for several hours at a time. Depending on your schedule, needs and interests, 4-H has something for you.
What else happens in 4-H?
In addition to club meetings, countywide, districtwide and statewide events are held. Once you become a member you will receive a 4-H yearbook which contains event dates as well as a 4-H newsletter, which provides additional information.
Is there a cost for 4-H?
Beginning with the 2016-17 4-H year, a $20 per year 4-H Program Fee will be applied to all members who are 5 to 19 years of age, including cloverbuds. Families with three or more children enrolling will pay a $60 maximum fee. Of the $20 fee, $5 will be returned to the county. As part of the program fee, all 4-H members will be covered by the $1 per member accident insurance available through American Income Life as long as their enrollments are current and the injury took place during a 4-H activity. Funds raised will help provide educational, technical and logistical support to maintain a high quality program at the local, district and state levels for youth and volunteers. There may be costs associated with supplies for projects, or attending certain special events, such as camps, conferences, or workshops.
Interested in 4-H?
Contact the 4-H division of the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service in Tulsa County at 918.746.3709. Or, stop by the office (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) at 4116 E. 15th Street in Tulsa.