4-H Club Standards
4-H Club Definition:
A 4-H Club consists of 5 or more school-age youth, guided by one or more adult volunteers. The 4-H Club’s goal is long-term youth development, which encourages its participants to learn life skills that will help them grow into healthy and productive citizens. Onondaga County 4-H youth are ages 8-19. We do not have Cloverbuds, which are youth 5-8 years of age.
4-H Club is an informal, educational youth opportunity, which serves as a “hands-on” laboratory for helping youth grow in any or all of the following ways:
- How to make thoughtful decisions
- Developing a zest and skill for lifelong learning
- Learning positive socialization skills by working in a group and as part of a team
- Improving their communication skills
- Learning and using practical technical skills
- Acquiring confidence and a positive attitude toward self
- Enhancing citizenship skills by developing an awareness and involvement in their community
- Developing leadership and teamwork skills
- Exploring possible vocations and careers
- Learning to manage time wisely and set priorities
- Interacting with adults who act as role models and have a positive influence on their lives
- Spend quality time with their parents in mutually rewarding setting
- Enrollment forms or re-enrolling members and volunteers due Oct. 1
- Enrollment forms for new members due within one month of joining club
- Club Financial Reports and End of Year reports due by Sept. 24th
- Meets leadership requirements and enrolls as leader
- Follows the policies, philosophy, and procedures defined by staff and the CCE board
- Fulfill outlined volunteer requirements with no monetary compensation
- Be supportive of the CCE program and its activities at all levels
- Abide by the CCE Volunteer Code of Conduct
- Affirm that the CCE program actively seeks members from every race, ethnic, religious, and social-economic group
- Supply CCE office with all information about changes in the group or club, including memberships, as they occur.
- Serves as advisor to club officers
- Arranges appropriate meeting facilities
- Ensures that the club and its membership play an active and visible role in the community
- Ensures that information about meetings, events, activities, other opportunities and program or policy updates are communicated to members, leaders and parents in a timely manor.
- 2014 Agriculture Programming Success
- Deck the Halls with Veggies & Fruits this Holiday Season
- More than 90 trees were planted as part of Onondaga County’s ‘Save the Rain’ program
- Dig into your neighborhood! Join us for the annual community tree planting!
- 4-H is Launchpad to Learning with “Rockets to the Rescue”!