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 is 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 I think 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, participated in leadership roles and community service, besides just having fun. Our programs encourage family involvement through club participation, taking the leadership for a club educational program or providing snacks. Each club requests a $1 fee to cover annual insurance while members are attending and participating in the regular club meeting. Some clubs will also ask for a participation fee to cover annual program expenses.
- 4-H Volunteers
- Prospective volunteers must fill make a profile on ok.4honline.com and complete a background check issued by Oklahoma County 4-H.
- Information is then requested from three references provided by the potential volunteer (preferably one personal character, one work-related, and one family member).
- For volunteers who intend to drive youth as part of their role, verification of a valid driver's license and proof of auto liability insurance must be provided annually. Drivers must be at least 21 years of age.
- Prospective volunteers will be informed on the decision of their application.
- 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 County:
- The Horse Project provides youth with opportunities to learn topics within the horse industry including horse care, management, nutrition, behavior, training and selection.
- State Horse Show Rulebook
- 2020 Free Fair
- 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 ok.4honline.com.
- 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.
- 4-H Newsletter
- Officer Elections