4-H Youth Development

GREEN LAKE COUNTY 4-H WELCOMES YOU!

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The 4-H Youth Development program is the youth education outreach program of the University of Wisconsin-Extension. The program works with 9 community clubs in Green Lake County, which meet monthly, along with countywide educational project meetings throughout the year. 4-H facilitates outreach programs with local partner agencies. A summer camp is conducted annually for all county residents. For more information simply download the Green Lake County 4-H Program Guide. If you have any questions, please call, John de Montmollin, Green Lake County 4-H Youth Development Educator at 920-294-4032 or e-mail john.demontmollin@ces.uwex.edu.

 WHAT IS 4-H IN GREEN LAKE COUNTY?

4-H is a youth organization that belongs to the members, their families, and other interested adults who serve as volunteer leaders. Professional leadership is given by Cooperative Extension faculty of the University of Wisconsin. Support for 4-H programs is a joint effort of local county government, the University of Wisconsin-Extension, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

In 4-H, young people share, grow, and learn together from various projects, events, and activities in informal situations under the guidance of their families and other volunteer adult leaders. Members can choose projects that fit them and the places where they live. Group activities and events such as trips, camps, fairs, shows, and conferences provide additional learning experiences and opportunities.

4-H is open to all youth and adults regardless of their ethnic background, race, creed, or disability. Youth ages 5 – 19 have the opportunity to join a 4-H community club. Parents, guardians, and other caring adults are encouraged to participate as volunteer leaders. Most 4-H clubs have meetings for the entire membership once a month. During these meetings, decisions are made about group-sponsored activities such as community service efforts, project opportunities and fund-raising efforts.

Regardless of the structure, a 4-H group may involve families, neighbors, relatives, and others. Participants have fun learning, working, and succeeding together in the home, neighborhood, and community.

WHAT IS A 4-H PROJECT?

In clubs, 4-H members decide for themselves which projects they want to learn more about.  A 4-H project is a series of hands-on learning experiences in which youth learn subject matter and life skills. Projects are done both individually and as a group.

4-H’ers everywhere are linked in many ways, especially by the 4-H pledge which they all recite: I pledge… My HEAD to clearer thinking, My HEART to greater loyalty, My HANDS to larger service, My HEALTH to better living for my club, my community, my country, and my world.

Interested in joining Green Lake County 4-H? Click here to see which clubs meet near you! Contact the 4-H Club General Leader for more information. To enroll in 4-H as a youth member or an adult volunteer, go to: http://wi.4honline.com or call the UW-Extension Office, 920-294-4032.


 

GREEN LAKE COUNTY 4-H YOUTH DEVELOPMENT STAFF

If you have questions regarding 4-H Youth Development in Green Lake County, please contact:

 John de Montmollin

John de Montmollin
Associate Professor
4-H Youth Development Educator 
Green Lake County – UW Extension
571 County Road A
P.O Box 3188
Green Lake, WI 54941-3188
Phone: 920-294-4035
Fax: 920-294-4176
john.demontmollin@ces.uwex.edu


Kathy Ninneman, Program Specialist

Green Lake County – UW Extension
571 County Road A
P.O Box 3188
Green Lake, WI 54941-3188
Phone: 920-294-4032
Fax: 920-294-4176 
kathleen.ninneman@ces.uwex.edu