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The purpose of 4-H is to foster skill development in young people.  Youth are given opportunities to select from a variety of programs and projects.  Individuality is valued and each person is encouraged to discover his or her own skills, talents, and interests.  4-H helps young people learn to make decisions, think critically, build relationships, practice leadership, and develop a concern for their community and their world.

Medina County reaches out to over 1,000 youth and adult volunteers annually through our 4-H program. 

To find a 4-H club in your area please contact the Medina County Extension Office at 330-725-4911.


4-H Membership in Clubs

Cloverbuds - The child must be 5 years old and enrolled in Kindergarten as of January 1 of the current year.

Members - Child must be at least 8 years old and enrolled in 3rd grade as of January 1 of the current year.  Ohio 4-H membership ends December 31st of the year in which a youth attains the age of 19.


4-H Adult Volunteer Information and Application

4-H Adult Volunteer Application (Complete steps 1-4).

1. Complete a New Volunteer Application 

2. Fingerprinting 

3. Submit a Background Check Reimbursement Request

4. Interview with a Medina County Extension 4-H professional


4-H Motto 
"To Make The Best Better"
4-H Slogan 
"Learn By Doing"

4-H PLEDGE

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.

4-H CREED

I believe in 4-H Club work for the opportunity it will give me to become a useful citizen.

I believe in the training of my HEAD for the power it will give me to think, plan and to reason.

I believe in the training of my HEART for the nobleness it will give me to become kind, sympathetic, and true.

I believe in the training of my HANDS for the ability it will give me to be helpful, useful, and skillful.

I believe in the training of my HEALTH for the strength it will give me to enjoy life, to resist disease and to work efficiently.

I believe in my country, my state and my community and in my responsibility for their development.

In all these things I believe, and am willing to dedicate my efforts to their fulfillment.