About 4-H & Enrollment

What is 4-H?

4-H is a youth development organization that provides experiential learning for young people across the world. Through this "learn by doing" approach, 4-H youth learn leadership, citizenship, and life skills that empower them for a lifetime. 4-H encourages youth to reach their full potential through learning experiences, completing projects, developing community, and volunteering.

In Nebraska, 4-H is provided through Nebraska Extension in cooperation with county governing boards, the University of Nebraska, and the United States Department of Agriculture. Through these strong partnerships, Extension Staff is able to deliver 4-H and other agriculture and community services to youth, families, and producers across the state.

How can I learn more about 4-H?

  • Contact our office.
    • Our office is open Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-4:30 pm. Stop by for in-person help!
    • Email the 4-H Program: MGarwood3@unl.edu
    • Call: 402-376-1850
    • We are excited to have you join any of the clubs with our 4-H family in Cherry County! 

How old do you have to be to enroll in 4-H?

  • Clover Kids enroll at age 5 (age as of January 1st)
  • Regular 4-Hers enroll at age 8 to 18 (age as of January 1st )

Do youth, leaders, and volunteers all need to re-enroll each year?

Is there a fee to join 4-H?
Yes, there is a $5.00 enrollment fee for each youth enrolled in the Cherry County 4-H program.

What is the benefit of being in a 4-H club?
There are many benefits of being in a club; friendship and fellowship, the opportunity for leadership development, plus strides in self-confidence, learning to work with others, and communication skills. Problem-solving, citizenship, expanded horizons, organizational skills, respect for and from others, patience, tolerance, and real-world experience! The club leader will help you with decision-making, keep you informed about project announcements and deadlines, and will be a great encouragement!

How many clubs are active in York County?
There are several 4-H clubs in Cherry County Nebraska...including livestock clubs, STEM clubs, Robotics, sewing clubs, general clubs, shooting sports clubs, etc.  If you are interested in joining a Cody Shootingclub, please call the Extension Office at 402-376-1850 and we will give you information.

More 4-H FAQ's (via Nebraska 4-H)

Enrollment via 4HOnline

The new 4-H year began on October 15.  Please visit https://ne.4honline.com to enroll in 4-H.  Listed below are several step-by-step guides to walk you through the process.

4-H Enrollment at ne.4HOnline.com