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About 4-H

What is 4-H?

4-H is a positive youth development program for children ages of 5 to 18 years. It is delivered by Cooperative Extension—a community of more than 100 public universities across the nation that provides experiences where young people learn by doing. For more than 100 years, 4‑H has welcomed young people of all beliefs and backgrounds, giving kids a voice to express who they are and how they make their lives and communities better.

Find us at the Douglas County Fairgrounds! Fairgrounds Map

4-H Quick Facts

4-H is a project and club based learning experience, click the links below to see all that we offer!

2020-2021 Douglas County Project List *Updated 11/4/2020*
2020-2021 Douglas County Club List *Updated 2/28/2021*

Check out these linked pages for more detailed information on your interest areas

4-H Cloverbud Program (ages 5-7)

4-H Projects & Contests

4-H School & Community Programs

4-H Resources

Linked here is a comprehensive guide detailing the 4-H program more thoroughly and can be a great reference for those newer to the program or wanting to learn more!

DOUGLAS COUNTY 4-H POLICIES FOR SUCCESS 2020-2021 *Updated 1/8/2021*

2020 4-H Calendar of Events & Deadlines


Join 4-H

Here are a few easy steps to get you started:

  1. Contact the Douglas County Extension office at (720) 733-6940 to discuss club options.
  2. Contact 4-H club leader – 2020-2021 DC 4-H Club List *Updated 11/29/2020*
  3. Select projects that you are interested in doing – 2020-2021 DC 4-H Project List *Updated 11/9/2020*
  4. Go to to create a profile and register.
  5. Pay your enrollment fees.
    • Credit card payment can be made online HERE or over the phone at 720-733-6940.
    • Cash or check (made payable to “Colorado State University”) dropped off at the Douglas County Extension Office
      • 410 Fairgrounds Road, Castle Rock, CO 80104 
  6. Registration opened November 1, 2020 and will close March 1, 2021.  See below for more information.
    • You must register for 4-H Online before partaking in Douglas County 4-H Activities. 

Important Registration Dates

2020-2021 4-H year enrollment opens November 1, 2020!
here to register. Click here for instructions and tips on how to register!

  • 4-H Re-Enrollment for Returning Members (8-18 yr olds):
    • November 1st, 2020 through December 31st, 2020:
      • $50 per child
      • Paperwork and payment must be completed.
    • January 1st, 2021 through March 1st, 2021:
      • $75 per child 
      • Paperwork and payment must be completed. 
    • If a returning 4-H member fails to re-enroll on 4HOnline by March 1st, they will not be eligible to participate in county or state competitions, including the Douglas County Fair & Rodeo.
  • 4-H Enrollment for New Members (8 – 18 yr olds):
    • November 1st, 2020 through March 1, 2021:
      • $50 per child 
      • Paperwork and payment must be completed.  
    • New Enrollments will be accepted after March 1st, 2021.
      • However, participation is limited to the Douglas County Discovery 4-H Activities. Youth will NOT be eligible to compete at the Douglas County Fair & Rodeo or Colorado State Fair.
  • Cloverbud Enrollment (5 – 7 yr olds):
    • Any time during 4-H Year
      • $20 per child
      • *$20 enrollment fee for the 2020-2021 year only (Normally $40)*

Financial Assistance is available – For more info click HERE or contact Sarah Shinn-Molieri. Requests and information will be kept in confidence. 


Volunteer for Douglas County 4-H

Thank you for your interest in volunteering as a 4-H leader in Douglas County. New leaders must complete the following:
Requirements to become a Douglas County Volunteer Leader

1. Enroll

Enroll in 4-H online & complete the volunteer application

2. Submit References

Three “Confidential Reference Questionnaires” completed by persons other than a relative or leader within the same club. We will email the reference form to the references that you have listed on your application you complete through You will be notified when the reference questionnaires are emailed out so that you can follow up with the references if necessary. All responses will be confidential. At least two returned references must be positive.

3. Complete the 4-H Leader Training

4-H Online 2.0 Re-Enrollment Volunteer Guide
Four interactive, self-paced, online training modules, 15-20 minutes each. Quizzes given online after each module. Contact the Extension office when all four modules are completed. Print and keep all four module completion certificates in case proof of completion is needed. Access online training.

Volunteer Module Instructions

4. Complete and Pass a Background Check
  1. We will notify you via email when we have submitted the background check.
  2. You will receive an email from HireRight Customer Support, a secured site, within five business days. Please make sure to check your spam folder. If you do not receive the email from HireRight within five days, immediately contact the Extension office.
  3. The email from HireRight provides a hotlink and a password for you to log into a secure site. You need to be prepared to enter these items: name, address, phone number, DOB, social security number and driver’s license number and then authorize HireRight to conduct a background check. You MUST respond.
  4. If you do not respond within 7-10 days, CSU Human Resource Services will send the link to you a second time with a message that the request will be cancelled if you do not respond within 7 days.(This is a courtesy to you). If the request is cancelled due to nonresponse and we have to resubmit your background check again, then you will be assessed a $45 fee. This fee has to be paid before you are able to be a leader.

*Any leader not enrolled for a continuous period of 6 months must repeat these steps when re-applying to become a leader.

Learn More

Contact Us

Nicole Speeding- Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development/Leadership: General Projects, Shooting Sports, STEM, and Outreach.

Kirsten Cowan – Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development/Livestock: All Livestock and Animal Projects.

Madelyn Granos – 4-H Program Associate – School Programs, Community Outreach and STEM.

Sylvia Worcester – Head 4-H Administrator – Cloverbuds and All things 4-H!

Sarah Shinn-Molieri – Financial Assistance Admin & 4-H Blast –