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Deadline to Join March 15th, Annually

Call the Stark County, OSU Extension OFFICE 234-348-6001

4-H is a non-formal educational youth development program offered to individuals ages 5 to 19.

Among all the fun things to learn about in 4-H are animals, computers, public speaking, cooking, art, gardening, natural sciences, and much more. You can participate in 4-H in many ways - through clubs, camps, your school, and short-term programs offered though county and state offices. 

No matter what you select or how your participate, all 4-H programs focus on active involvement and quality experiences that stimulate lifelong learning of values and skills.

Ohio 4-H membership is based on a child's age AND grade as of January 1 of the current calendar year. Eligibillity for Cloverbud participation begins when a child is age 5 and enrolled in kindergarten. Eligibility for participation in 4-H projects and competitive events begins when a child is age 8 and in third grade. Any youth age 9 or above is eligible for project membership, regardless of age grade level. Membership requires enrollment in an authorized Ohio 4-H club or group under the direction of an OSU Extension professionalor an approved adult volunteer. A youth's 4-H eligibility ends December 31 the year he or she turns 19.

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