Are you in grades 3-12 or do you know someone who is?
Do you like to have fun, meet new people and learn new skills?
If so, 4-H is for you. 4-H is a volunteer-based, informal educational program of the Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service.
It focuses on "learning by doing" and reaches boys and girls through small groups called clubs.
Through 4-H you have the opportunity to participate in meetings, complete community service and attend special educational workshops.
You can also sign up to attend 4-H Camp and, of course, participate in the local county fair.
You also get to select projects that you complete and learn more about, such as photography, rocketry and gardening. There is definitely something for everyone.
It is easy to enroll in 4-H. You can do it in one of two ways. The first way is to go online at www.extension.purdue.edu/clay and click on 4-H Youth Development, then click on online enrollment. Once there, follow the directions to enroll.
The other ways is to obtain a paper enrollment form from the Purdue Cooperative Extension Service Office and fill it out.
There is a $15 program fee to sign up for 4-H (maximum of $45 per family with 3 or more kids). When signing up, you will need to select a 4-H club.
You may join any club that you wish, but we suggest signing up for one that your friends are in or is located near your home. There are a few special clubs for some projects.
The enrollment deadline for Clay County 4-H is May 1, so don't miss out.
If you need help enrolling or selecting a club, please call the Purdue Cooperative Extension Service at 448-9041.