Getting Involved With 4-H

Clubs are the foundation of 4-H. A 4-H club is a group of five or more youngsters guided by one or more adults. A club can be any size--from a small group of kids from the same neighborhood to a large group of youth from within the county. They can meet in any location from the leader’s home, to a church, or County building.


What do kids in a 4-H club do?

Depending on members' interests they choose projects on such topics as livestock, gardening, woodworking, bicycle care and safety, photography, aerospace and model rocketry and much more. 4-H members build life skills like decision-making, communication, citizenship, and leadership through their project experiences. They also meet new friends, and--most important--have lots of fun!

What age do I have to be to join 4-H?

Youth ages 5 - 18 (as of September 1 of the current year), can be 4-H club members and can enroll in many different 4-H projects.

How can I be part of a 4-H club?

There are three different ways to become part of a 4-H club:

  • Join an existing 4-H club in your area.
  • Start a new 4-H club with your friends and neighbors.
  • Start a 4-H club at your school, afterschool, or another location, like a military base.

For information about how to start or join a club in your area, please contact your Citrus County Extension 4-H Office by calling 527-5712 or email  Marnie Ward the 4-H agent.

Citrus County Extension connects the public with the University of Florida/IFAS’s knowledge, research, and resources to address youth, family, community, and agricultural needs. Programs and activities offered by the Extension Service are available to all persons without regard to race, color, handicap, sex, religion, or national origin.