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About 4-H

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.

2020-2021 Douglas County Project List *Updated 11/4/2020*
2020-2021 Douglas County Club List *Updated 10/2/2020*

Find us at the Douglas County Fairgrounds! Fairgrounds Map

4-H Quick Facts

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 Douglas County Club List *Updated 10/2/2020*
  3. Select projects that you are interested in doing – 2020-2021 DC 4-H Project List*Updated 11/9/2020*
  4. Go to https://v2.4honline.com to create a profile and register.
  5. Pay your enrollment fees via check (made payable to Colorado State University) or cash, by calling our office, or with credit card online.
    • Details on payment is at the bottom of this page! 
  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! Click 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).
  • How to pay?
    • Credit card payment can be made here. 
    • Cash or check (made payable to “Colorado State University”) dropped off at the Douglas County Extension Office
      • 410 Fairgrounds Road, Castle Rock, CO 80104 

Financial Assistance is available for families in need – families can contact one of our Douglas County 4-H agents (Nicole or Kirsten) to find out more information. Requests and any information kept in confidence. 

New this year – Additional funds available through a TANF grant *MORE INFO COMING SOON*


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

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

Volunteer

Thank you for your interest in volunteering as a 4-H leader in Douglas County. New leaders must complete the following requirements:

  1. Enroll in 4-H online & complete the volunteer application Requirements to become a Douglas County 4.docx
  2. Complete three (3) references.
  3. Complete the 4-H leader training – 4-H Online 2.0 Re-Enrollment Volunteer Guide
  4. Complete a background check.

Learn More

4-H 101/102

2020-2021 Dates

  • Check back soon for updated 2021 4-H 101 and 102 dates!

4-H 101 – Throughout January 2021 we will host a 4-H 101 class in Highlands Ranch, Parker, and Castle Rock! This will be an introductory presentation about what 4-H is all about, how it works and how to join! There will also be a time period for questions. Current 4-H members, families, and leaders will be there provide expert advice!

4-H 102 – Throughout the month of February 2021 we will host 4-H 102 classes in Highlands Ranch, Parker, and Castle Rock! This session will dive a bit deeper into 4-H projects, the wide variety of options we have, and how to go about choosing and completing a project! Similar to the 101 class, there was a lot of information and some great tidbits shared by our current 4-H members, families, and leaders who attended the meetings! 

2020 4-H Calendar of Events & Deadlines

 

 

Resources

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.

4-H Resources    2020 4-H Calendar of Events & Deadlines