Now is the Time to Enroll in 4-H

Wisconsin 4-H Youth Development programs provide fun, hands-on learning in a safe, welcoming atmosphere, giving youth the support and space they need to master the necessary skills for future success.   4-H is open to all youth (5-year old kindergarten through one year beyond high school graduation and not to extend beyond the age of 19 as of December 31st of the enrollment year) regardless of where they live.

Today in Lincoln County, there are twelve active community 4-H clubs and six after school clubs involving over 500 youth and nearly 200 adult volunteer leaders.  4-H members are able to choose from over 80 projects ranging from youth leadership, to robotics, to woodworking, and the arts.

Since 1914, Wisconsin 4-H Youth Development has prepared young people for cutting-edge careers.  “Children today will have jobs and careers that haven’t yet been invented,” says Wisconsin 4-H Youth Development Program Director Dale Leidheiser.   “4-H will develop the life skills transferable to any career so they can learn, adapt and thrive whatever the future holds!”  A national study shows that youth involved in 4-H Youth Development excel beyond their peers in academic achievement, healthy living and civic engagement.

Now is a great time to enroll in 4-H as a youth member or adult leader.  Information about enrolling in 4-H can be found on the Enrollment page of the Lincoln County UW-Extension website.  You can also pick up a 2016-17 Lincoln County 4-H Enrollment and Project Guide at the Merrill and Tomahawk Chamber of Commerce, T. B. Scott Library, Tomahawk Library, and the UW-Extension office located in the Lincoln County Service Center.  This guide will provide you with information needed to enroll in Lincoln County 4-H.

Wisconsin 4-H Youth Development is a program of the University of Wisconsin-Extension, Cooperative Extension in partnership with local, state and federal government in each Wisconsin county.  If you are interested in learning more about 4-H or want to get involved in Lincoln County 4-H, please contact the UW-Extension office at (715) 539-1072 or visit our website the Lincoln County UW-Extension website at http://lincoln.uwex.edu/ or subscribe to the Lincoln County 4-H Blog http://fyi.uwex.edu/lincolncounty4h/ for up to the minute 4-H news.