4-H enrollment deadline is fast approaching – January 15

BEDFORD – It doesn’t matter where you live or what you want to be when you grow up. In 4-H, you can make friends, have fun, and try new things with the help of caring adults. Whatever your interests, there is a 4-H experience for you. Explore your path through hands-on projects like robotics and computers, cooking and eating healthy, raising and taking care of animals, performing arts, discovering nature, and helping your community.

Avery Stewart and her calf Oreo

The Indiana 4-H enrollment deadline is fast approaching. Lawrence County Families are urged to enroll by January 15, 2022. 4-H is a premier source of enjoyable, educational programs to help young people reach their full potential. 4-H is the largest youth organization in the nation, and there is a place for you with many different clubs, trips, scholarships, and other opportunities available.

4-H has more to offer than just livestock projects. There are thousands of projects including photography, wildlife, forestry, and others

Enrollment is easy with the 4HOnline system, https://v2.4honline.com.

Extension educators want to help new families learn the opportunities that exist with 4-H, so they are invited to attend New Member Orientation, which will be available when they join 4-H. We know 4-H can be a little confusing with all of the opportunities available, and we are here to help. Indiana 4-H is the state’s largest youth development program for grades K-12, reaching more than 200,000 youth in all 92 counties.

Left to right Heaven Cooper, Isabelle Barker, and Natasha Caswell compete in the rabbit ambassador testing at State Fair.

Get instructions to Join the Club before January 15 by visiting https://bit.ly/LC4Henroll.

Lawrence County 4-H is constantly expanding programming and ensuring something for everyone. Be on the lookout for new, short-term opportunities with SPARK Clubs. Officials are still looking for volunteers who have a cool interest or hobby that they would like to share with our members.

Babysitting Spark Club. Students learning infant CPR

Youth may be enrolled in Lawrence County 4-H by January 15, 2022, online at https://v2.4honline.com or by visiting the Purdue Extension-Lawrence County office, 924 16th Street, Bedford, from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. weekdays. The $20 fee per child includes all Indiana 4-H program fees for members in grades 3-12. For Mini 4-H members (grades k-2) the fee is $5. These fees include as many clubs and/or projects as you would like.

For more information about specific 4-H subjects in Lawrence County or the 4-H program in general, visit https://extension.purdue.edu/Lawrence. If you have questions about Lawrence County 4-H, call Lesley Lodmell, 4-H Youth Development Extension Educator, at 812-275-4623.