The 4-H Youth Development Program is the largest out of school youth program in the U.S., with over 6 million members and 500,000 teen and adult volunteers.
Montana 4-H projects are designed to help you:
- Get along with other people
- Make wise decisions and take responsibility for your choices
- Foster a positive sense of self
- Develop a sense of curiosity
- Acquire a concern for your community - local and global
In Missoula County, 441 Youth are enrolled in the 4-H program. Every 4-H member belongs to a 4-H Club, and there are 14 Clubs to choose from in the County. There is no limit to the number of clubs operating, so new clubs can be formed as well.
4-H Clubs have regular meetings and are run by elected youth officers with the help of adult 4-H Volunteers. At club meetings, Parliamentary Procedure is practiced, community service projects are organized and accomplished, fundraising skills are learned, and fun social events are held.
4-H youth must be 9 years of age during the 4-H year (October 1st - September 30th). A variety of project areas are available. More information is available online at the Montana 4-H website.
To find out more about how to become a 4-H Member, contact Campbell or Colleen at the Missoula County Extension Office. Please email Campbell or Colleen about the specific information you would like for us to send to you.
Campbell Barrett, 4-H Agent - 258-4203
Colleen Terrazas, 4-H Assistant - 258-4201
4-H: Passport to Adventure
(Western Region 4-H Promo Video)