Preparing Youth for Success

In Ohio 4-H, we empower youth with the skills they need to lead for a lifetime! 4-H inspires curiosity, builds lifelong skills, fuels adventure, and grows leaders through fun, hands-on activities, that include clubs, projects, service, and camps. Kids can be a 4-H project member when they are 8 and in the third grade, and they can participate in competitive events like projects and judging at county fairs. 4-H project members select from 200+ projects based on their interest—what we call sparks in 4-H. 

Younger children age 5 and in kindergarten are Cloverbuds who enjoy group-centered, non-competitive activities until they are eligible to be a project member. All 4-H members engage in hands-on learning in clubs, camps, and other settings with approved adult volunteers. 4-H volunteers are critical to the success of the 4-H program and undergo a thorough selection process. 

If you are interested in enrolling your child in the 4-H program and/or would like to talk more about becoming a 4-H volunteer, contact us today! 

You also can learn more about all OSU Extension 4-H youth development programs at

The Carroll County 4-H Program currently has over 500 youth and adult volunteers enrolled in the program.  We have 21 4-H Clubs that are well distributed across the county.  Many of our clubs are multi-faceted with a few that specialize in specific areas such as a dog, horse and shooting sports projects.  We also have a Teen Leaders Club for teens ages 13-18 that are interested in learning leadership skills.  If you are interested in becoming part of the Carroll County 4-H program, please feel free to call the office for additional information.  We will take time to talk with you and match you (your child) up with a club that meets the needs of the family.


Special Needs Accommodations

Accommodations can be made for youth with disabilities through our Winning 4-H Plan. Visit for more information and to download the request form.

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