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What is 4-H

In 4‑H, we believe in the power of young people. We see that every child has valuable strengths and real influence to improve the world around us. We are America’s largest youth development organization—empowering nearly six million young people across the U.S. with the skills to lead for a lifetime

How to Join 4-H

Thanks for your interest in 4-H!  4-H Enrollment for the new year has just begun. Children must be 5 years old by 12/31/2019 in order to participate. 
The first step to joining 4-H is finding your club. Please find a club: 
– in an area that is convenient for your family
– that meets at a time when you will be available
Please see the El Paso County 4-H Club List and feel free to contact multiple clubs at once or to go to multiple meetings to see what club is best for your family. Your club leader will guide you through the enrollment process when the time comes. 
For more information about El Paso County 4-H Policies, guidelines, enrollment deadlines, fees and much more please refer to the El Paso County 4-H Policies for Success

4-H is a Community

4‑H is delivered by Cooperative Extension—a community of more than 100 public universities across the nation that provides experiences where young people learn by doing. Kids complete hands-on projects in areas like health, science, agriculture and citizenship, in a positive environment where they receive guidance from adult mentors and are encouraged to take on proactive leadership roles. Kids experience 4‑H in every county and parish in the country—through in-school and after-school programs, school and community clubs and 4‑H camps.

El Paso County 4-H
Charity Cagle 4-H Leadership Extension Agent
Emily Tobler 4-H Livestock Extension Agent
Karla Wiesner 4-H Program Assistant
CSU Extension, El Paso County
17 N Spruce St, 2nd Floor
Colorado Springs, CO 80905

Keeping ahead of COVID-19

This rapidly evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) has imposed an unsettling, fluid situation upon our community and its businesses. While the team here still aims to maintain a “business as usual” approach, we are making a number of significant changes to our operations to account for a situation that is far from normal.