4-H enrollment opens for Pulaski County
Wednesday, 04 October 2017 21:12

Pulaski County 4-H enrollment opened Oct. 1, and will run through Jan. 15.

New and current 4-H members can enroll by going online at https://in.4honline.com or by picking up an enrollment form at any of the local schools or the Extension Office. There is a $15 state program fee for each 4-H member to enroll in 4-H. Kindergarten through second grade members are exempt.

The new enrollment dates, Oct. 1, through Jan. 15, are a statewide deadline, so anyone who wants to enroll their child in 4-H in the state of Indiana must enroll during these dates. Youth may still add and drop projects until May 15. Kindergarten students may enroll as Cloverbuds, while first and second graders may enroll in Mini 4-H. If you have questions about these groups, please call the Extension Office.

4-H is the largest youth-serving organization in the county and provides youth from third through 12th grades with incredible educational opportunities. 4-H members gain valuable leadership, citizenship, and communication skills by learning how to work with others, serving their local communities, and completing 4-H projects.

4-H enrollment is easily done online however; enrollment isn’t final until the enrollment fee has been paid. If you are in need of assistance with online enrollment, please stop by the Extension office anytime and the staff can help you. There is also scholarship assistance for those who need help with the enrollment fee.

Please also remember that if a 4-H member does not attend a 4-H club meeting, and therefore doesn't pick up the required paperwork for any and all projects, it is the responsibility of the 4-H'er and his/her family to come into the office, or go online to the  Extension website (see below), to get those documents.

Enrollment forms may be picked up at the Pulaski County Extension Office, the Eastern Pulaski School offices and West Central School offices. Forms must be returned the Extension Office. The schools are not responsible for handling the fee or paperwork. "Like" the Extension Office Facebook page for updates and reminders by searching for Purdue Extension - Pulaski County or visit the web site at https://extension.purdue.edu/Pulaski.

The 4-H program is administered through the Pulaski County Extension Office located on 125 S. Riverside Dr. in Winamac and the staff can be reached for questions at 574-946-3412. The Pulaski County Extension Office is open from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The 4-H mission is to assist youth and adults in their development by conducting hands-on educational programming, using the knowledge base of Purdue University, other land grant universities and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

It is the policy of the Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service that all persons have equal opportunity and access to its educational programs, services, activities, and facilities without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, disability or status as a veteran. Purdue University is an Affirmative Action institution. This material may be available in alternative formats.

For more information, contact: Samantha Williams, Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development Educator, Pulaski County at 574-946-3412.