Home » 4-H & Youth
MARATHON COUNTY COUNTY 4-H WELCOMES YOU!
The 4-H and Positive Youth Development programs provide youth education outreach programs by the University of Wisconsin-Extension. The local 4-H program works with 30 Community Clubs in Marathon County, which meet monthly, along with countywide educational project meetings throughout the year. 4-H facilitates outreach programs with local partner agencies. A summer camp is conducted annually for all county residents. If you have any questions, please call, Marathon County Extension at 715-261-1230.
WHAT IS 4-H IN MARATHON COUNTY?
4-H is a youth organization that belongs to the members, their families, and other interested adults who serve as volunteer leaders. Professional leadership is given by Cooperative Extension faculty of the University of Wisconsin. Support for 4-H programs is a joint effort of local county government, the University of Wisconsin-Extension, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
In 4-H, young people share, grow, and learn together from various projects, events, and activities in informal situations under the guidance of their families and other volunteer adult leaders. Members can choose projects that fit them and the places where they live. Group activities and events such as trips, camps, fairs, shows, and conferences provide additional learning experiences and opportunities.
4-H is open to all youth and adults regardless of their ethnic background, race, creed, or disability. Youth ages 5 – 19 have the opportunity to join a 4-H community club. Parents, guardians, and other caring adults are encouraged to participate as volunteer leaders. Most 4-H clubs have meetings for the entire membership once a month. During these meetings, decisions are made about group-sponsored activities such as community service efforts, project opportunities and fund-raising efforts.
Regardless of the structure, a 4-H group may involve families, neighbors, relatives, and others. Participants have fun learning, working, and succeeding together in the home, neighborhood, and community.
In clubs, 4-H members decide for themselves which projects they want to learn more about. A 4-H project is a series of hands-on learning experiences in which youth learn subject matter and life skills. Projects are done both individually and as a group.
4-H’ers everywhere are linked in many ways, especially by the 4-H pledge which they all recite: I pledge… My HEAD to clearer thinking, My HEART to greater loyalty, My HANDS to larger service, My HEALTH to better living for my club, my community, my country, and my world.
Interested in joining Marathon County 4-H? Click here to see which clubs meet near you! Contact the 4-H Club General Leader for more information. To enroll in 4-H as a youth member or an adult volunteer, go to: http://wi.4honline.com or call the Extension Office, 715-261-1230.
Get updated information straight to your inbox. Sign up today!
See Staff Directory to contact 4-H Youth Development Staff