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4-H Youth Development

4-H is a national youth development program that has been in existence for more than 100 years.  The primary goal of 4-H is to assist youth in developing life skills that help them live productive and satisfying lives.

Some important life skills include making decisions, solving problems, relating to others, planning and organizing, communicating with others, leading self and others, and applying science and technology.

Being part of a 4-H club is one of the most meaningful ways to participate in 4-H.  Youth can also be involved in special interest programs, school enrichment and mentoring programs sponsored by 4-H.

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Important News and Announcements

  • Enrollment for the 2016-2017 4-H year will open October 16, 2016, at 8:00am.  Existing 4-H Members must re-enroll by December 16, 2016, to avoid the $90.00 late enrollment fee. Click here to enroll in Jeffco 4-H.


  • Click here to see the most recent Weekly 4-H Newsletter, which goes out to 4-H families on Fridays to keep you up-to-date!
  • Summer Camps – A licensed child care provider, the program offers students entering 3rd grade a chance to become science explorers and those entering 4th, 5th, and 6th grades to explore Colorado’s natural and cultural history. Please check back in January 2017 to register.
  • Each year, 4-H livestock members show and sell breeding and market animals at the fair. During the year, they seek supporters for the 4-H Livestock Auction and Youth Market. Jeffco Livestock Enrichment Programs, Inc., a 501(c)(3), hosts a pig roast before these events on the Sunday of the fair, beginning at 11:00am in the Event Center on the Jefferson County Fairgrounds.