What is 4-H?

4-H is a community!  The program prepares young people to become creative, productive citizens and to step up to the challenges in their community and the world. Positive youth development programs give 4-H youth the hands-on, real world experience they need to become leaders.

In Elmore County 4-H serves roughly 180 youth annually with various projects.

With a substantial commercial agricultural presence; many of our 4-H members chose to be involved in agriculturally related projects such as raising livestock for market sale, as well as breeding projects.

However, 4-H provides many other projects opportunities.  There are projects in cooking, sewing, archery, and veterinary science, just to name a few.

4-H loves to collaborate!  Mountain Home Air Force Base Youth Program partners with the Elmore County 4-H Program to provide 6 different 4-H Afterschool Clubs that run throughout the year.  There are 150 kids who participate in these clubs on average each month.  The clubs provide afterschool activities using 4H curriculum.  Activities include leatherworking, sewing, cooking, Lego League, art, science, and more.

Visit the MHAFB Youth Center website for more information about programs they offer.

Check out the list of all 4-H projects available in Elmore County.   To learn more about how to become involved in 4-H or sign up; please email info@elmore4H.com (email address to be forwarded to cookn@uidaho.edu) or contact the Elmore Extension office.