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. There are 15 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:
  2. Visit 2-3 clubs to find one that fits your family.
  3. Enroll online at

Map of Sedgwick County 4-H Clubs

Map of Sedgwick County 4-H Clubs

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.

New member information resources:


Important Links

4-H Online Enrollment

4-H Calendar 2023-2024

Kansas 4-H Online Event Registration

Kansas 4-H Tip Sheet

School Enrichment Programs

Helping Youth Thrive-Access, Equity and Belonging Committee

4-H Camp Information

4-H County Fair Information

Sedgwick County 4-H General Grievance Policy

Sedgwick County 4-H Fair Grievance Policy

Contact Information

Have Questions? Contact:

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

Stephanie Hays
4-H Program Manager
(316) 660-0111

Evelyn Sophia Zurschmiede
4-H Program Manager
(316) 660-0112

Cathy Jones
4-H Program Assistant
School Enrichment
(316) 660-0113

Barbara Wingfield
4-H Office Professional
(316) 660-0115