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What Is 4-H?

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Hello! Welcome to our 4-H information page. Here you will find links that are beneficial to your 4-H journey.

What is 4-H and how does it work?

4-H is the largest youth organization in the United States with more than 7 million participants. 4-H is best identified by its green four-leaf clover with an H on each leaf. The four H’s on the emblem stand for Head, Heart, Hands, and Health. It is the only youth organization based at land-grant universities and the first experience many youths have with higher education.

You don’t have to join a club to be in 4-H, but it is the most popular way to participate. Clubs generally meet twice a month on a regular schedule, which is determined by the members of the club. During meetings, you learn how to accomplish the goals of your projects, how to run a business meeting, and how to do demonstrations about your projects. The clubs may plan recreational activities, community service projects, fundraisers and field trips. As a 4-H club member, you have the opportunity to meet new people, make new friends, learn about projects, and participate in club trips and activities, and more. Each club is unique, as YOU determine the focus of your own club.

4-H is open to youth ages 5-19 on or before January 1st of the current year.

Community clubs

Randolph County 4-H offers many clubs with various interests. There is no fee to join. We recommend trying out a club meeting seeing how it works for you and family and share your feedback. We also recommend before visiting a club for the first time, contacting the club leader to let them know how many you plan on bringing so that they can be prepared for extra youth. View our club options and learn how to contact a club leader.

Super Sharp Shooting Sports 4-H Club Clever Clovers 4-H Club SHARE 4-H Club Randolph County Jr. Sewing 4-H Club Country Kids 4-H Club
Please contact club leader as meeting times and locations change frequently.

3rd Tuesday of the month

Providence Grove High School

6 p.m.

2nd Tuesday of the month

Alpine Health & Rehab

10 a.m.-noon


1st Wednesday and 3rd Monday of the month

Hopewell UMC

6-8 p.m.

4th Tuesday of the month

Randolph County Cooperative Extension Office

6:30 p.m.


How to enroll in 4-H

North Carolina uses 4-H online to keep up with 4-H enrollments across the state. Access North Carolina 4-H online. Instructions on how to complete your enrollment. Youth have to re-enroll annually beginning January 1 of the year.

Opportunities available through Randolph County 4-H

There are many rich opportunities available through our 4-H program and we encourage families to study the opportunities and participate with the right for your family. Read about our opportunities.

Are you interested in being a 4-H Club Leader?

Being a 4-H club leader is a very rewarding way to impact your community and all it takes a little time, passion, and dedication. We are always looking for new club leaders and ideas! If you think this might be a role you could fill, take a look at how to start a club. Once you’re ready to jump in with two feet contact our office to set up a face to face meeting with the 4-H agent.

Club Officers

Congratulations! Your club leaders and peers feel you are up to the task of helping your club run smoothly! So what does it mean to be a club secretary or treasurer or another officer? How much work will this mean? Familiarize yourself with your new role with information. Don’t forget to brush up on your Parliamentary Procedure.

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