4-H Grown

4-H Grown.

4-H Kids washing a chicken.

Proud Champions

AKC Westminster Award of Merit.

AKC Westminster Award of Merit.

About 4-H Clubs

Where do 4-H clubs meet?

Clubs meet in central places such as schools, Cornell Cooperative Extension office, churches, community rooms, or at a youth activity building on the Grange Fairgrounds in Yorktown or any place large enough that is convenient for the entire group.

What do 4-H clubs do at a meeting?

4-H clubs usually have four general kinds of activities: project work, business meeting, recreation or social activities, and special interest programs. Community service projects are an important part of the 4-H experience.

How often do 4-H clubs meet?

Regular meetings are determined by the club participants and the leaders. Generally clubs will have business meetings once a month and project or activity meetings more often. Some clubs prefer to meet every-other-week or once a month.


What is expected of a 4-H parent?

Since 4-H leaders are volunteers with an interest in youth, your support in the club’s activities is very helpful. Basic support is keeping in touch with the leader and seeing that your child completes activities that are to be done at home. You should also offer to help with a club project or activity.

What other ways can a 4-H parent help?

4-H parents support clubs in a variety of ways:

  • offer to provide transportation to an event for a group of participants
  • send refreshments for the meeting
  • Attend leader trainings offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Be available to help in any capacity


4-H Clubs

Cloverbud clubs—Ages 5 to 7

Youth clubs—Ages 8 to 19

Clubs may meet at the youth activity building on the Grange Fairgrounds in Yorktown.

Clubs may meet in libraries, parks, homes, or an approved community site. Clubs join together at the 4-H Showcase and other community events.

Community Based Club

5-15 children working under the leadership of parents or other adult volunteers. Members participate in projects in small groups or individually. This may be a 4-H animal science, photography, plant science or any other interest club that meets all year.

After-School Club

6 or more children enrolled in an after-school program who participate in 4-H activities led by program staff or other adult volunteer.

School-Based Club

All the children in a class are enrolled in a class time club or an extra-curricular club who work on 4-H projects under the leadership of a teacher and/or parents. 4-H school science clubs or garden clubs may meet all year.


Stephen Soltish
4-H Community Educator

Last updated March 31, 2022