Next Saturday, October 28th, the Harvey County 4-H program will host the 4-H Enrollment Day event from 9 AM to Noon at the Newton Rec Center located at 415 N Poplar in Newton. The 4-H Enrollment Day is your one-stop-shop for meeting 4-H volunteers, learning about what 4-H has to offer and enrolling in the program. 4-H is a community of young people, ages 5-18, across America who are learning leadership, citizenship and life skills. 4-H empowers youth to reach their full potential working and learning in partnership with caring adults.
To enroll in 4-H, youth must be at least five years old and not older than 18 years old before January 1st, 2017. Five and six-year-old members are considered “Cloverbuds”, which is an exploratory 4-H program. There is a $15 per year program fee for 4-H members ages 7-18, plus a $5 refund per member from a local sponsor. First year 4-H members are refunded their entire program fee thanks to a local sponsor! Waivers are available at the time of enrollment for anyone with a financial need.
In Harvey County, we have a very strong 4-H program. Our program has seven local 4-H clubs with over 260 youth members. The 4-H program is made possible by over 70 adult volunteers. Through the work of these clubs and volunteers, 4-H members have access to over 30 hands-on projects to learn from and master. These projects include photography, rabbits, foods and nutrition, rocketry and many more!
Families who are new to 4-H or who are interested in learning more about the program are also encouraged to attend the New 4-H Family meeting on Sunday, November 6th at 6:30PM at the Harvey County 4-H Building in Athletic Park, 800 West 1st in Newton. Those who attend this meeting will get a free Harvey County 4-H t-shirt for each member who enrolls in the program!
Backed by land grant universities across the country, 4-H is able to empower kids with the skills that they need to lead for a lifetime. Let us tell you more at the 4-H Enrollment Day at the Newton Rec Center on October 28th from 9:00am to noon.