How do I join the 4-H Community Club program?

Joining 4-H couldn’t be any easier!

4-H Clubs are open to all youth from Kindergarten through one year following high school graduation. 4-H is open to youth regardless of race, religion, gender, national origin, handicap or place of residence.  In 4-H you have the opportunity to meet new people, learn new things, travel across the country, develop life skills, and have fun all at the same time.  Youth must be actively involved with a 4-H club before they may sign-up and participate in countywide, statewide, or national activities.

Local community-based clubs are the foundation of 4-H. Clubs usually meet once or twice a month for group activities and education. 4-H projects offer classes or workshops around a certain topic. Project meetings can be held weekly, monthly, or quarterly. In addition to club meetings, special project meetings give youth members an opportunity to learn a variety of skills while developing new interests.

4-H clubs have regular meetings and elected youth officers, but that is just the beginning. 4-H youth members get involved in their local communities as volunteers and youth leaders. They learn new things by completing dozens of different kinds of projects. 4-H youth members can go on trips, have parties, experiment with science, make art, go to camp, take care of an animal, and a whole lot more.

How to Join

Step One — Select a Club.

For more information on 4-H, clubs and projects please see our 4-H Youth Development 2016-2017 Enrollment Guide.  Our current club listing is on page 6.

Step Two — Complete enrollment paperwork.

Complete the electronic enrollment in the Wisconsin 4-H Online Enrollment Database,  For step-by-step instructions on using 4-H Online you can view the user guide for families and volunteers at Wisconsin Online Enrollment User Guide.

All families are asked to provide an annual fee per household of $15.00 or $5.00 per youth member/adult leader. Fee are payable at the time of enrollment. Checks should be made payable to “Milwaukee County 4-H Leaders Council.” The fee should be given to your 4-H Club Leader or sent to the Milwaukee County 4-H Office.

Step Three – Have Fun!

You are in 4-H and should begin participating in club meetings and events. Once the 4-H Office receives the paperwork and entries above, youth can participate in any of the 4-H sponsored activities in Milwaukee.

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