What is a Spin Club?
A 4-H SPIN Club is a special interest club where five or more youth learn about a specific topic of interest for at least 6 weeks. Topics vary and include interests such as art, nature, life skills, science, photography, gardening, robots, and more!
Why start a SPIN club?
To help youth gain mastery of a specific topic or skill through a 4-H special interest club. A SPIN Club is designed to be more flexible than a "Traditional" 4-H Community Club. The guidelines for meetings are less rigid and allow for greater flexibility when scheduling the meetings or "sessions." These types of clubs are also a fantastic introduction to the 4-H "learn by doing" model. With only needing to meet a minimum of 6 times, a SPIN club is a smaller time commitment than running a Community Club. Membership does count towards total years in 4-H, but members are not required to enroll in 4-H.
SPIN Club Requirements:
- At least 2 adult volunteers
- At least 5 youth from 3 different families
- Meet at least 6 times for a total of 6 hours
- Fill out a simple form and select a club name
- Cost is $25 per club per year (no member dues need to be collected)
Who can start a 4-H SPIN club?
Anyone who is an approved 4-H volunteer can start a SPIN club. To find out how to become an approved 4-H volunteer, click here. SPIN Clubs can also be run in a classroom or afterschool setting by interested teachers.
How do I start a SPIN Club in Medina County?
First, select a topic area that you are very familiar with and would like to help youth learn in a fun, hands-on way. Next, call the Medina County Extension Office SPIN club Coordinator, Rachel Chapman at 330-661-6405 or the main office at 330-661-6411. Extension staff will walk you through the registration process and help you identify when and where to start your SPIN Club.
Current SPIN Club opportunities in Medina County:
|Club Name||Interest Area||Meeting Location||Contact Information|
|5-18 SPIN club||Robotics, Cooking, Healthy Living, Sewing||Lodi OHemail@example.com|
|Tractor Certification||Tractor Certification||Medina OHfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Jr. Master Gardener SPIN Club||Gardening/ Horticulture||Medina OHemail@example.com|