The program year runs from July 1st to June 30th. To participate in 4-H club program activities, youth must complete the online enrollment and the required paper enrollment forms. All forms are found on our website under "Enrollment Information" then "Forms".
Clubs begin distributing enrollment information for returning and new members in late Spring / early Summer. Contact your Club Leader(s) / Enrollment Specialist for enrollment details.
Enrollment Age Information
Primary: Primary members are youth between the ages of 5 and 8, enrolled in the 4-H program. Primary members are 5 years old or in kindergarten by December 31st of the program year and not older than 8 years old or in the 3rd grade by December 31st of the program year. Youth who turn 9 on or after January 1st must participate as a primary member until June 30th of the program year. Approved primary member animal projects are dogs, rabbits, cats, poultry, cavies, bees, entomology, marine science (aquariums), and therapeutic animal projects.
Junior, Intermediate, and Senior: Must be 9 years old or in 4th grade by December 31st of the Program year.
For Home Schooled Children, the age criteria only will apply.
Members can continue in 4-H through the end of the calendar year in which they turn 19.
Special needs youth are to enroll in the program based on their chronological age and follow the 4-H YDP age requirements of 5 - 19 years of age. Any extensions beyond the age of 19 of special needs youth must be approved annually by the County Director.
Please note that returning 4-H members must complete the required re-enrollment materials and procedures each year. Club Leaders / Enrollment Specialists must submit the re-enrollment materials to the 4-H Office by the due date established by the 4-H Office. Members who re-enroll after the deadline will not be allowed to include any 4-H participation between July 1st and the re-enrollment date on their records. Also, member participation during that time will not be considered in determining percentage of meetings / events attended.