MSU/Ravalli County Extension: 4-H/Youth Development

fMontana 4-H is the MSU Extension youth development program and the state's largest out-of school program.  4-H reaches over 27,000 youth (ages 5-19 years) each year through more than 200 projects and educational activities.  Nearly 1 out of 6 Montana youth choose to participate in and benefit from 4-H programming.

Montana 4-H helps give kids the extra edge for life success, by teaching leadership, citizenship, and other life skills.  4-H is a program you can trust to help kids learn through fun, hands-on experiences.  As 4-Hers, today's young people become tomorrow's leaders, creating a positive vision for the future. 

The MSU/Ravalli County Extension Office is your connection to the 4-H program. The 4-H program years runs October 1 through September 30. To be a 4-H member, a youth must be 8 years old on October 1 of the 4-H year. They are eligible to enroll in over 200 educational projects. Any youth who is 5 years old on October 1 of the 4-H year is able to be a Cloverbud. The Cloverbud projects are the only projects available to this age group.

There are 24 4-H existing clubs in Ravalli County. If you are interested in starting your own club, all you need is 5 or more youth who have an adult willing to be their leader.

Through club and project work 4-H members learn valuable life skills. Montana 4-H helps give kids the extra edge for life success, by teaching leadership, citizenship and other life skills. 4-H is a program you can trust to help kids learn through fun, hands-on experiences. As 4-Her's, today's young people become tomorrow's leaders, creating a positive vision of the future.

Montana 4-H projects are designed to help you:

* Get along with other people
* Make wise decisions and take responsibility for your choices
* Foster a positive sense of self
* Acquire a concern for your community - local and global

4-H Life Skills

 

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