4-H Youth Development

4-H is a youth organization that belongs to the members, their families, and the volunteer leaders that make 4-H possible. Professional leadership is provided by University of Wisconsin-Extension Youth Development faculty. The goal of 4-H is youth development.

4-H is for kids in the 3rd grade through one year after graduation from high school. Younger youth may join as Cloverbuds when they are in K-2 and at least 5 years old.

Members choose a club close to home and attend club meetings once a month. They may select one or more projects from over 50 areas such as rockets, photography, animals, cooking or nature. Members work on their projects during the year and then exhibit them at the Walworth County Fair.

Each 4-H family receives a monthly newsletter listing dozens of 4-H events and activities that the member and his or her family can take part if they choose.

Recent 4-H Posts

  • 4-H Music Fest November 24, 2015
    The 2016 Walworth County 4-H Music Fest will be held on Sunday, February 7 in the Elkhorn High School Auditorium beginning at 1:00 p.m. Sign up to participate today!
  • 2016 Kids’ College November 23, 2015
    A day of hands-on fun and learning, Kids’ College is designed to get youth thinking, doing, and creating. Classes are open to all 4-Hers and their friends grades 3 and up, regardless of their enrolled projects. Youth do not have to be enrolled in 4-H for this event. Strengthen your skills in an area you’ve signed up for, or try out a brand new one. It’s up t […]
  • Bee Hotel Project November 19, 2015
    The UW-Extension is looking for classrooms from around the county that would like to build a bee hotel to display as part of a large pollinator habitat demonstration area at the 2016 Wisconsin Farm Technology Days!
  • Wild About Science Workshop Series November 9, 2015
    Have you ever wondered about your ability to read animal signs? Are you curious about bats and how they help us out? Do you know how solar power works and why it’s a valuable resource? Ever considered how you could help the environment and wildlife as a citizen scientist? Are you just plain crazy about wild animals? During the Wild about Science Workshop Ser […]
  • 4-H Holiday International Trip October 8, 2015
    Families with 4-Hers enrolling in the International Project this fall, and all 4- H families who wish to experience the Windy City, are invited to participate in the annual International Project Holiday Outing as Walworth County 4-H travels to Chicago on December 12 to enjoy the Christkindlmarket.

Have a 4-H question?

Contact one of the Walworth County UW-Extension 4-H Staff. Not sure who to contact? Take a look at our Walworth County 4-H Program Staff Breakdown to see who can best answer your question.

Debbie Burkman
4-H Youth Development Educator
Phone: 262-741-4959
Fax: 262-741-4955

Susan Clark
4-H Youth Development Support Staff
Phone: 262-741-4954
Fax: 262-741-4955

Chelsea Dertz
4-H Youth Development Coordinator
Phone: 262-741-4960
Fax: 262-741-4955

Please stop by the office, call, or email with any 4-H related questions!


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