Media Release

Join 4-H

Monday, August 29, 2011 4:00 PM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - Youth between the ages of 5 and 18 are eligible and encouraged to participate in 4-H. The 4-H year begins on September 1, 2011. Visit the Alachua County 4-H website or click here to fill out an enrollment form.

Eligible participants can join a 4-H club or sign up as an individual 4-H member. Most clubs meet on a monthly basis, although some meet more often. Florida's four 4-H camps host special programs throughout the year as well as summer camping.

Examples of 4-H projects:

·         public speaking

·         horses

·         computers

·         rocketry

·         theater arts

·         train your dog for show

·         fashion design & construction

·         environmental education

·         community service/service learning

Visit the Florida 4-H website for a complete list of projects.

4-H  includes four age divisions including (as of September 1) Cloverbud Division (Ages 5-7), Junior Division (Ages 8-10), Intermediate Division (Ages 11-13), and Senior Division (Ages 14-18).

In order to provide this service to the youth, 4-H is always in need of club and project resource leaders.  Club Leaders advise and lead a diverse group of 4-H members, (usually in one geographic area) enrolled in a variety of projects.  Co- Club Leaders aid and team with the club leader to advise and lead a group of 4-H members.  Project Resource Volunteers share skills, talents and special interests in a single project area. For example: clothing, dogs, rabbits, horses, bicycling, computers, wood-working, photography, etc.

For more information, contact Matt Benge, 4-H Agent at 352-955-2402 or



If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).