What does 4-H do for its members?
Projects: Members have the opportunity to participate in one or more 4-H projects. The purpose of project meetings is to guide the members in gaining knowledge, attitudes, skills, and habits needed to complete their work successfully. See the List of 4-H Clubs of Kings County to see what projects are offered.
To see what is available as a countywide project click here.
Primary members are youth between the ages of five and eight, enrolled in the 4-H program. Primary members are 5 years old 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.
Leadership: Members can achieve a broad understanding of the meaning of leadership and the qualities of a leader while practicing leadership skills through various events and positions. LCORT and the State 4-H Leadership Conference give members the tools they need to be a leader both in 4-H and the world. To exercise these skills, 4-H has opportunities for members to hold offices and be Junior/Teen Leaders at the club, county, and state levels. For more information, contact your community club leader or check out the 4-H Forms and Resources page under Leadership Opportunities.
Citizenship: 4-H is designed to help members become better citizens in their community. Through hands-on activities, members learn leadership, empathy, communication, and organization while expanding their role in decision-making processes. With intentional connection to their communities, youth come to understand "the big picture" and their role in civic affairs. Opportunities can be experienced at the national level with Washington Focus or the state level with California Focus.