Indiana 4-H enrollment is now open in Montgomery County through January 15, 2019. 4-H is a premier source of enjoyable, educational programs to help young people reach their full potential.
Indiana 4-H is the state’s largest youth development program for grades 3-12, reaching over 200,000 youth in all 92 counties. 4-H is open to all youth in grades 3-12 and Mini 4-H is offered to grades K-2. So don’t wait and miss the opportunity to join the Club. 4-H prepares young people to be leaders in their community and around the world through hands-on experiences alongside their peers and caring adults.
In Montgomery County, approved adult volunteers teach young people specific skills related to a wide variety of subjects through hands-on, experiential learning. Youth also develop leadership and citizenship skills by participating in one of our organized 4-H Clubs. Subjects include: science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM); agriculture; citizenship; healthy living; art; consumer and family sciences; and more. In 2013, a Tufts University study showed that 4-H members also excel in positive youth development areas compared to peers, including:
• Four times more likely to contribute to their communities (grades 7-12)
• Two times more likely to make healthier choices (grade 7)
• Two times more likely to be civically active (grades 8-12)
• Two times more likely to participate in extracurricular STEM programs (grades 10-12)
Need help enrolling or have general 4-H questions? No problem! The Extension office will be holding extended office hours on January 14th from 4:30-7:00 to assist any families with 4-H enrollment. We will have computers and staff available to assist in walking through the 4-H enrollment process and answer any questions about 4-H you may have. 4-H families can also come in at this time and pay the State Program fee for youth enrollment.
Don’t delay in enrolling in 4-H TODAY! 4-H enrollment is from NOW till January 15th. To enroll or re-enroll in the Montgomery County 4-H program, please visit https://in.4honline.com. The program fee for enrolling in 4-H is $15 per child and mini 4-H (grades K-2) is free. If your child is in need of a 4-H scholarship to help with the $15 State Program fee, then please contact the office at (765)364-6363. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact Abby Morgan at the Extension office at (765)364-6363 or e-mail asweet@purdue.edu.
Abby Morgan is the 4-H Youth Development Educator at Purdue Extension – Montgomery County. She can be reached at asweet@purdue.edu or (765)364-6363