Jackson County

4-H

As America’s largest youth development organization, 4-H offers youth, families, and adult volunteers of all ages many ways to engage, grow and serve through clubs, camps, contests, conferences, special interest groups, in-school and after school programs, and more! It’s about young people making new friends and memories while preparing to be future leaders. Jackson County 4-H has a diverse community of youth building life skills, contributing to their community and becoming college and career ready.

4-H Community Clubs offer long-term educational experiences in which members learn life skills such as decision making, public speaking and working with others. Members learn by doing under the guidance of adult volunteers, who teach projects ranging from computers science and arts to animal science and healthy living. Clubs also involve youth in community service, camping, and educational trips.

4-H Youth Futures Clubs promotes college as an obtainable goal for high school-age youths who are not typically encouraged to attend college such as “first in family” and racial/ethnic minority students. The program is a collaborative effort of state, regional, and county Extension faculty and staff from the state’s 1862 and 1890 land-grant universities.

4-H In-School and Afterschool Clubs provide extraordinary learning opportunities to school-age youth in urban, suburban and rural communities. 4-H In-School & Afterschool is designed to combine the resources of 4-H and the University of Missouri Extension System with schools and community-based organizations that provide after-school programs that address community needs.

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    Jackson County 4-H clubs

    4-H clubs are open to ages 8 to 18. Clubs meet throughout the year for group activities and club business. Each club elects officers and has an approved adult leader who supervises club activities. Club members also enroll in projects in their areas of interest.

    With projects on more than 75 topics, 4-H has something to interest every child. Here are just a few of the opportunities 4-H offers—geocaching, robotics, international exchanges, horsemanship, pets, starting a business, arts and crafts, raising animals, woodworking, photography and gardening.
    4-H Projects

    Jackson County Community 4-H Clubs 

    CLUB NAME

    CLUB LEADER

    LOCATION & MEETING TIME

    PROJECT AREAS

    Classy Clovers

    Dwayne Morrison

    Blue Springs
    1st Monday of the month at 7:00pm

    Various

    Countywide Shooting Sports*

    Angela Brown

    Blue Springs
    2nd Tuesday of every other month 7:00pm

    Shooting Sports

    Healthy Living Teen Teachers*

    Andrea Wikiera

    Kansas City

    Foods, Gardening, Physical Activity

    KC Teen Preneurs

    Valencia Broadus

    Kansas City (Southwest KC)

    Entrepreneurship and Horse

    Osage Oaks Equestrian Club*  

    Amy Kirkland

    Buckner

    Horse

    Passages 4-H

    Korea Caualli

    Kansas City (Brookside)

    Various

    Peacedale Club

    Abbie Seeley

    Oak Grove
    2nd Sunday of the month 3:00pm

    Various

    Royal Clovers

    Grace Johnson

    Blue Springs
    2nd Tuesday of the month 4:30pm

    Various

    Sunset Trails*

    Julie McNiff

    Lee’s Summit
    2nd Monday of the month 6:30pm

    Horse

    *Projects clubs – Youth can participate in project clubs in addition to a community club.
    In School and After-School 4-H Clubs


    CLUB NAME

    CLUB LEADER

    LOCATION

    PROJECT AREAS

    4-H Youth Futures

    Isha Williams

    Kansas City

    College preparedness, career readiness

    Green Acres Urban Farm and Research Project

    Bill Coe

    East High School

    Agriculture, Aquaponics, and Food Production

    Nowlin 4-H Club: Soccer for Success

    Lili Sanchez

    Nowlin Middle School

    Soccer

    Guadalupe Center In-School Garden Club

    Christina Shackelford

    Guadalupe Center

    Gardening

    Bingham 4-H Shadow Keepers Afterschool FLL Robotics

    School Personnel

    Bingham Middle School

    Robotics

    Nowlin Middle School 4-H: Beastie Bots Afterschool FLL Robotics

    School Personnel

    Nowlin Middle School

    Robotics

    Pioneer Ridge 4-H Club: Soccer for Success

    School Personnel

    Pioneer Ridge Middle School

    Soccer

    Pioneer Ridge 4-H: The Ridge Afterschool FLL Robotics

    School Personnel

    Pioneer Ridge Middle School

    Robotics

    Spring Branch 4-H: Metal Mustache Afterschool FLL Robotics

    School Personnel

    Spring Branch Elementary School

    Robotics

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    Clover Kids clubs

    Clover Kids introduces 5- to 7-year-olds to the 4-H experience. In Clover Kids, children learn how to get along with others, work in groups, explore their interests, while building self-confidence. Clover Kids do not enroll in projects or raise animals, and do not participate in competitive events, contests or shows.

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    How to join

    Joining 4-H is as easy as contacting the extension center. A staff member will explain the enrollment process and membership dues. In addition to dues, some projects may require a small investment to get started, and there may be a fee for materials, trips or other activities.

    Young people are welcome to join at any time. The 4-H program year runs from Oct. 1 to Sept. 30. Certain activities may have participation deadlines.

    Contact Jackson County Extension Office

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    Be a 4-H volunteer

    Adult volunteers are essential to 4-H. Adult volunteers serve as club or project leaders, help with county or regional events, chair committees and organize fund raisers. You don't have to be a parent or grandparent of the 4-H member to get involved. All volunteers are screened for child abuse and neglect, as well criminal records, before they are accepted and each year thereafter. As a volunteer, University of Missouri Extension will provide you with training so you will be well-prepared and successful as an adult leader. The orientation includes information on 4-H history and the educational framework, the characteristics of age groups, character development and safety.
    Volunteer

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    Subscribe to the Jackson County 4-H Monday Message

    Sign up to receive the Jackson County 4-H Monday Message. The newsletter will be sent the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month and will include Jackson County 4-H opportunities, news and events.

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