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Sedgwick County

Sedgwick County
7001 W. 21st Street N.
Wichita, Ks  67205
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Office Hours:
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday

316-660-0100
316-722-1432 fax
sg@listserv.ksu.edu

Join 4-H

What is 4-H ?

4-H is a Network of Families That Grows Great Kids! 4-H clubs have a mix of teens and younger youth, with a variety of interests and activities. Clubs meet monthly. At the meeting they make group decisions about community service, hear presentations from guest speakers and other 4-H members, and learn about leadership, citizenship and public speaking.

4-H is a nationwide program. Each of the four H's of the clover represent ways youth can grow and develop.

Head, critical thinking, problem solving;

Heart, self-discipline, integrity, communication;

Hands, serving others;

Health, choosing healthy lifestyles.

Joining 4-H is as easy as 1-2-3 !!
  1. Find a club in your area. There are 17 clubs in Sedgwick County. Click here for a list of clubs. For club leaders contact information, call the  
    4-H Department at 316-660-0115 or email: bwingfie@ksu.edu.
  2. Visit 2-3 clubs to find one that fits your family
  3. Enroll online at www.4honline.com

4-H clubs are open to all youth who are residents of Kansas and between the ages of 7 and 19. The 4-H year runs from October 1 until September 30. Youth who turn 7 before January 1 of the current 4-H year may enroll. Youth who turn 19 before January 1 of the current 4-H year are ineligible to enroll.

Returning members should re-enroll by December 1. If you miss this deadline, you will not be able to compete in the county fair and other competitive events.

New families should visit the 4-H club at least once before joining to make sure that the club is a good fit for their family. In order to meet the March 1 enrollment deadline, you must visit no later than the January or February club meetings. New members must join by March 1 of the current 4-H year

For additional help, view the 4-H Online Enrollment Video

New member information resources:

 

Contact Information

Have Questions? Contact:

Sedgwick County
4-H Youth Development
7001 W. 21st St. North
Wichita, KS 67205-1759
(316) 660-0115
Fax (316) 722-1432

Jodi Besthorn
4-H Agent
(316) 660-0111
besthorn@ksu.edu

Beth Drescher
4-H Agent
(316) 660-0112
drescher@ksu.edu

Barbara Wingfield
Office Professional
(316) 660-0115
bwingfie@ksu.edu

Janet Donaghue
4-H Program Assistant
(316) 660-0128
jdonaghue@ksu.edu

Cathy Jones
4-H Program Assistant
(316) 660-0113
cpjones@ksu.edu

Kelly Smith
4-H Military Program Assistant
(316) 660-0106
kellysmith@ksu.edu