4-H Youth Development
4-H is a nationwide program led by state land-grant universities in cooperation with local county/district extension councils. In Kansas, 4-H is the largest youth educational program, aside from public schools. Each of the four H's on the clover represent ways youth can grow and develop in 4-H.
What Youth Learn By Being A 4-H Member:
Kansas 4-H youth development believes that youth will gain the 5 C's throughout their 4-H career:
It is believed that youth who develop these five core competencies will develop a sixth C, and make a 'Contribution' to their communities.
4-H... Making an Impact!!
Additional benefits of 4-H were measured through an impact study completed by the Youth Development Program Focus Team (PFT). The purpose of the study was to gain insight from 4-Hers in the state of Kansas about what core values they earned through 4-H. The conclusions of the study are shown in the following report.
Finney County 4-H
Finney County has over 200 enrolled 4-Hers from rural and urban backgrounds.
There are seven Finney County 4-H Clubs. Each 4-H Club has their own unique strengths and passions.
- Beacon Boosters
- Finney Flyers
- Happy Hustlers
- Kourageous Kids
- Sherlock Strivers
- Tigers & Wildcats
- Wide Awake
To find out which club is right for you, stop by the Extension Office for more information on becoming a 4-H member.
What does it cost to be in 4-H?
There is a $15 per member fee to be in 4-H. Finney County is pleased to announce that this fee will be covered by local community sponsors. There is no charge for Cloverbud members or adult/youth volunteers.
What projects are available through 4-H?
4-H is not only for farm kids. From Visual Arts & Crafts, Rocketry, Foods & Nutrition, there is a project for everyone! To see what all 4-H has to offer, please view the project selection guides below.