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Archuleta County 4-H


4-H is a youth organization that belongs to the members, their families and interested adults who serve as volunteer leaders.  This organization provides hands on learning experiences designed to help youth develop life skills. 4-H is the youth development outreach effort of Colorado State University.  Tax support comes from the county, state government and the USDA. 

4-H is young people (ages 5-18 years old as of January 1) sharing, doing and learning together in all kinds of projects, events and activities in informal situations with guidance of their families and other volunteer leaders.  Enrollment is $30 a year and includes books.

Those who join 4-H will become a member of a certain Club. Each club votes on members to fill office positions such as president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer, etc. This gives the members an opportunity to strengthen or develop leadership skills. Depending on what projects are chosen, determines which club may be recommended for the member so that it fits the interests of the person.

Each 4-H member may choose various 4-H projects to do during the year.  At the end of the 4-H year those enrolled get an opportunity to display and have their work judged at the County Fair. They may even qualify for the State Fair! These projects provide a fun learning experience that will last a lifetime!


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Last Updated: October 22, 2009