A 4-H club is a place where young people and adults come together for learning and activities!
Youth and adults experience:
- fun and meaningful learning experiences
- a sense of community
- positive relationships with peers and mentors
- exposure to diverse ideas and age-appropriate resources
- science and exploration of careers related to their interests
- opportunities to evaluate their work
4-H is for youth age 5 to 19. Adults age 19 and older can join as volunteers.
4-H clubs and programs happen in every Michigan county. There are many projects to choose from in which youth from cities, suburbs, towns and rural communities can participate.
The annual 4-H participation fee for youth in Charlevoix County starting Sept. 1, 2020 - August 31, 2021 is waived for this year.
The annual 4-H participation fee for youth in Charlevoix County starting Sept. 1, 2021 - August 31, 2022 is $10 per child or a maximum of $30 per family of three or more children. Typically, the participation fee is $20 but thanks to the generous donation from a private donor, half of the participation fee is covered for each youth in Charlevoix County.
Some projects have additional costs for supplies, equipment, travel, etc.
Youth 4-H Membership
To join a 4-H club, you just need to find one that works best for your family! Contact Charlevoix County 4-H to get more information about clubs and programs near you.
Be prepared with answers to the following:
- What is your name?
- What are the names and ages of your children?
- What is your address? (We’ll send you a packet of information)
- What type of projects is your family interested in pursuing through 4-H?
- Are the adults of the family willing to be involved in a leadership role?
Volunteer for 4-H
Just five steps to becoming a 4-H volunteer!
- Decide that you have the time and interest to help kids explore and chart positive futures.
- Consider volunteering to lead a 4-H group in your community, your local school (before or after school), your church or any other location where there are kids who need positive, committed adult role models in their lives.
- Contact a Charlevoix County 4-H program coordinator to find out about your ideas or local opportunities for 4-H involvement.
- Complete Michigan State University Extension’s Child Well-Being Volunteer Selection Process. A 4-H program coordinator will be happy to discuss this process with you.
- Share your skills, knowledge and talents while having fun with kids, and you’re sure to make a difference in their lives.
Charlevoix County 4-H Council Board Members for 2020-2021
- President: Ren Graham
- Youth President: Maddie Graham
- Vice President: Holly Vincent
- Youth Vice President: Kanden Behling
- Secretary: Nicole Thompson
- Youth Secretary: Jack Thompson
- Treasurer: Dawn Thayer
- Youth Treasurer: Lillii Armstrong
- Silent Auction Co-Chair: Patsy Armstrong
- Youth Silent Auction Co-Chairs: Lillii Armstrong, Kanden Behling, & Amira Behling
- Sr. Scholarship Chair: Lenore Senter
- Youth Sr. Scholarship Chair: Maddie Graham
- Take A Day On Service-Learning Chair: Carrie Bollmann
- Youth Take A Day On Co-Chairs: Josie Bollmann, Ally Herrick & Zachary Herrick
Meeting Schedule for 4-H Year 2020-2021
Sept. 14, 2020 (due to Labor Day)
Oct. 5, 2020
Nov. 2, 2020
Dec. 7, 2020
March 1, 2021
May 3, 2021
June 7, 2021
July 5, 2021
**No 4-H Council Meetings in January, February, April, or August
Charlevoix County 4-H Policies, Forms and Deadlines