Join the 4-H Fun!
How do I get started?
- Decide what hobbies, activities your child is interested in and wants to learn more about.
- Narrow your decision to realistic activities for their age, household setting (it may not be feasible to raise dog if you live in an apartment)
- Now you have some realistic activities (projects as they are called in 4-H), check out our project list for a description of this project
Finding a club!
- To check out which clubs/groups offer this project in your county, click on your county on the Arizona map (to the left of this page).
- You will be transferred to that "County Web page" where you then click on "Clubs". You have two options to search for: a specific clubs in your zip code area, or use zip code and project together to find clubs that offer your project choice near where you live.
- When you find a club that offers the project you are interested in, your next step will be to contact your local county extension office to sign up with this club. The county contact information can be found on the left side of this page.
Other Helpful tips!
- There is a small fee to join 4-H, but it varies depending on which county you reside in.
- If you can’t find a project of interest, you might consider starting your own project as a new club. To start a new club you can recruit 4 other kids (from different families) who have the same interest.
- The 4-H age groups are divided into: 1) 4-H Cloverbuds ages 5 – 8 years old which are non-competitive and 2) 4-H members ages 9 – 19 years old who can enter in competitive contests.
- All 4-H projects are lead by certified 4-H volunteers who usually teach the project in their homes. 4-H Clubs may consist of one main project or many projects combined together who may meet for monthly business meetings to conduct club business and these meetings are lead by the 4-H members. The club business meetings are usually separate from the projects meetings, but every club varies.