4-H members preparing to attend the SMART Girls program at Cornell University.

4-H members preparing to attend the SMART Girls program at Cornell University.

4-H members can participate in Activity Nights in Geneseo and Dansville.

4-H members can participate in Activity Nights in Geneseo and Dansville.

One of the workshops during our first Discovery Day program.

One of the workshops during our first Discovery Day program.

Two 4-H members enjoying a cake decorating workshop!

Two 4-H members enjoying a cake decorating workshop!

Teen Exchange kids in Colorado.

Teen Exchange kids in Colorado.

Joining 4-H

There are many ways to participate in the Livingston County 4-H Program. Enrollment is open to all youth ages 5-18 (as of January 1st of the current 4-H year). You should contact the CCE Livingston office if you are interested in joining 4-H.

Livingston County 4-H Clubs

A 4-H club is a group of 5 or more youth from 3 different families who meet on a regular basis to pursue common interests. Each club in Livingston County is set up differently and volunteer club leaders plan activities to meet the needs and desires of its members. For this reason, each club looks different and may change from one year to the next. For instance, one club may have older teens focusing on arts and crafts, woodworking, and horticulture while another club may have younger members focusing on poultry and photography. Some clubs target specific project areas like horses, photography, dog obedience, or shooting sports. When looking for a club to join, location, age, interest area, and availability are all taken into consideration.

Livingston County Independent Members

Youth opt to be independent members for a number of reasons. Enrolling as an independent member allows you the freedom and flexibility to set your own goals and pursuits. Parents are the primary source of instruction, guiding their children using 4-H resources and curriculum. Joining as an independent member is also an option when a suitable club cannot be found. Independent members have the same access to 4-H resources and can participate in all the same county events, activities, and workshops as club members.

Contact

Renee Hopkins
4-H Community Educator
rh445@cornell.edu

Last updated March 20, 2017