Saunders County 4-H Council

Mini Grant Opportunity

Clubs and Independent members can apply for a mini grant to support club projects and activities. See link below for more information.

4-H Council Mini Grant Program for Clubs and Independent Members

2024 4-H Council Members

4-H Council has started a new fundraising campaign to support the Saunders County 4-H program. Fairbook ads have been discontinued and in its place they have started a new general donation fundraising campaign. Funds raised supports the Saunders County 4-H Fair, leader trainings and certifications, Saunders county 4-H members competing at state contests and events, Saunders county contests, scholarships and so much more! If you know of a business or 4-H supporter who wishes to support the Saunders County 4-H program feel free to share the donation letter and form with them. See links above for more information.

4-H Council Donation Drive form

Thank you to the 2023 4-H Council Donation Drive Sponsors!

What is the Saunders County 4-H Council? 

The purpose of the Council shall be to fulfill the mission of the 4-H youth development education program of Nebraska Extension in cooperation with the Extension staff and the Extension Board.

The objectives and responsibilities of this Council shall be:

  1. Secure and manage private resources and fund raising available to the 4-H and youth development program to support local programs.
  2. Assist in planning and executing a well-balanced program for 4-H youth with both short- and term-goals.
  3. Support local policy development, while understanding state and national guidelines for the larger program.
  4. Serve as a community connector between the 4-H program and the Extension Board, Fair Board, Agriculture Societies, other youth organizations and the public.
  5. Advocate the philosophy of the 4-H youth development program and serve as an advocate for youth.
  6. Develop and maintain a vigorous active Council membership that works in cooperation with the Extension staff to have a strong program in the best interest of youth.
  7. Provide a recognition program for volunteers and youth in the 4-H program.

Who is on 4-H Council? 

The county 4-H Council and the 4-H program in Saunders County shall have a membership open to any youth or adult without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, or handicap.  Council youth representatives will be between 13-19 years of age.

The Council shall be made of up to 18 members:  7-10 adults and 8 members of 4-H (youth ages 13 - 19).

How often will 4-H Council meet and where? 

At least four meetings will be held each year with the dates of these meetings set at the first meeting held in January.  Other meetings may be called by the extension educator and/or by the Council president. Meetings will be held at the Saunders County Extension office in Ithaca. 

How long do members serve? 

Adult council members will serve a three-year term.  Youth council members will serve a two-year term.  

Apply for 4-H Council. DUE to Extension Office by December 1st.

Adult Application

Youth Application