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4-H Youth Development

4-H is a community of young people across Kansas engaged in learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills. Caring adults that support our programs are essential for youth to achieve their potential based on the guidance, respect, skills, knowledge and wisdom adults can share.

Let's Join4-H is a nationwide program. Each of the four H's of the clover represents ways youth can grow and develop.

  • H ead, critical thinking, problem-solving;
  • H eart, self-discipline, integrity, communication;
  • H ands, serving others; and
  • H ealth, choosing healthy lifestyles.

In 4-H, youth have fun with a purpose!                

Click here for enrollment information.



Program Staff


Kelley, Haley

Program Assistant
Phone: 785-232-0062 ext. 112


Meerpohl, Candis

4-H Youth Development Agent
Phone: 785-232-0062  ext.  120


Current Events

July Chatterbox 

Upcoming Dates:


July 2nd: LATE Fair Entry Deadline

$25 per entry, No Cap.

July 3rd: Office Closed

July 9th: Superintendent Meeting

@ 7 pm via Zoom

July 14th: Fair Photos w? Entry Form Due in Office

July 17th-25th: 4-H/FFA Project Judging

See Fair Information  for full schedule. 

July 21st: Family Fun Night 

7-9 pm @ Midwest Aquatics Center

July 29th: State Fair Entries Due 

By 5 pm


Program Resources

Visit the State 4-H Youth Development Site