4-H is a worldwide youth development program for children between the ages of 5 and 18. Youth who participate in 4-H develop tools to succeed in life—confidence, compassion and the connections to caring adults helping guide community contributions. 4-H is dedicated to positive youth development and helping youth step up to the challenges in a complex and changing world. 4-H is dedicated to helping cultivate the next generation of leaders and tackling the nation’s top challenges such as the shortage of skilled professionals, maintaining our global competitiveness, encouraging civic involvement and becoming a healthier society.
If you are a member who will need accommodations at any 4-H event, please make an appointment with our office to discuss your individual needs. Any accommodation must be received at least 2 weeks in advance of the event. A verifying letter from a parent or guardian may be required before any accommodation is provided.
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Here are a few easy steps to get you started:
- Contact the Douglas County Extension office at (720) 733-6940 to select a club.
- Contact the club leader.
- Select projects that you are interested in doing.
- Go to http://co.4honline.com to create a profile and register.
- Pay your enrollment fees to the D.C. Extension Fund or by calling our office.
Thank you for your interest in volunteering as a 4-H leader in Douglas County. New leaders must complete the following requirements:
- Enroll in 4-H online & complete the volunteer application.
- Complete three (3) references.
- Complete the 4-H leader training.
- Complete a background check.
Resources for 4-H is where you will find all the relevant information on how to fill out the record books for your 4-H project. Information on the secretary and treasurer books are also available here. If you have questions or need help, please feel free to contact the Extension office.