Oklahoma County 4-H
You'll have hundreds of project areas to choose from - like shooting sports, physical fitness, robotics, cooking, photography, rocketry, public speaking, citizenship, livestock showing, horse, performance arts, fabrics and fashions and hundreds of others. You will also get to meet many new friends. 4-H helps youth learn leadership skills with projects that are of interest to them. There's a club meeting close to you. Call us today and get involved in 4-H!
- What is 4-H?
4-H is the largest youth organization in the nation, open to youth grades 3rd - 12th grades and administered by the OSU Extension. Through 4-H, youth learn valuable life skills that enable them to grow into productive citizens. Through hands-on learning opportunities in many different areas of interest, youth develop critical thinking skills, gain self-confidence, set and achieve goals, and learn responsibility.
- 4-H Mission
The mission of the 4-H Youth Development Program is to provide Oklahoma youth, families, and communities with educational programs which will create environments for diverse audiences of youth and adults to reach their fullest potential by developing and enhancing skills for living.
- 4-H Pledge
my head to clearer thinking,
my heart to greater loyalty,
my hands to larger service, and
my health to better living for
my club, my community,
my country, and my world.
- 4-H Motto
"To Make the Best Better"
- 4-H Clubs
We have many clubs in Oklahoma County and you will find that we have a club that will meet the needs of your family. 4-H offers many opportunities for youth and families to learn new things, make new friends, participate in leadership roles, and community service. Our programs encourage family involvement through club participation, taking the leadership for a club educational program, or providing snacks. The cost of enrollment is $20 per child, not to exceed $60 per family. Some clubs will also ask for a participation fee to cover annual program expenses.
- Project Areas
4-H offers a variety of projects to spark the interests of all children. Most 4-H'ers are involved with multiple projects at a time. Here are a few popular project areas in Oklahoma:
- 2021 County Fair, Livestock and Horse Show
- 4-H Enrollment
- 4-H Handbook
- Record Books
- County Awards
- Adult VolunteeringTo maintain your status as an "active" certified volunteer in the Oklahoma 4-H program a volunteer is required to:
- Annually complete an online Enrollment, Behavior Guidelines, and Agreement form on 4h.zsuite.org.
- Participate in Working With Minors, Title VII & Title IX trainings held online or in-person.
- Participate in four continuing education/Parent Volunteer trainings each year.
- Two of these trainings must be at the county level held at the Oklahoma County Extension Office or Our Online training units.
- The other two training may come from multiple locations and subject matters.
- The volunteer is responsible for providing documentation of outside the county trainings to the Extension Office.
- Starting a New ClubThe qualifications include:
The process for creating a new club begins by submitting a Club Charter Application to your county OSU Extension office. A group requesting a charter must the agree upon the following:
- At least five youth members from two or more families.
- Certified volunteer(s) who care about working with members, teen leaders and parents.
- Maintain a necessary/appropriate adult to youth ratio. (1:8 in most cases)
- A structure that gives members the shared responsibility for making decisions and operating the club.
- An organized, fun and educational program planned by members, volunteers and parents.
- Six or more club meetings during the year.
- Participation in learning experiences outside of the local group.
- Involvement in the community through service-learning.
- Personal evaluation and recognition of progress on individual and group/club goals.
- Effective blend of all five components of the 4-H Recognition Model.
- The use of the 4-H name and emblem is granted on the basis that membership in the 4-H group named above of the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service is open to all eligible persons regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, or disability and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
- The 4‑H club/group is the local learning group in which 4‑H members are involved. Club activities are critical to 4‑H as they advocate both leadership and cooperation among club members.
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- 4-H Newsletter