4-H Youth Development

Welcome to Northeast Clark County 4-H Youth Development

Northeast Clark County 4-H has a variety of programs for youth ages 5 to 19 years of age that allows them to develop, create and engage in fun, age-appropriate learning activities. There is a range of curriculum and delivery methods in the three different communities of the county: Moapa/Glendale, Logandale/Overton, and Bunkerville/Mesquite.

The Nevada State 4-H Program operates on a fiscal year of Oct. 1 through Sept. 30. For most clubs throughout Northeast Clark County 4-H, enrollment is open year-round. There are no annual dues, some clubs may have fees to help cover the cost of supplies, but these expenses are usually minimal and optional.

Throughout the year, opportunities abound for 4-H youth. In the summer months, Southern Area 4-H Camp is the place to be. In August, it is time for back to school events. In the Fall, the excitement is focused on the 4-H Kick Off to start the 4-H year off. During the winter, the weekends are full of workshops and leadership trips. The spring months are busy, with livestock season in full bloom and the annual county junior livestock show in April.

While all these seasonal events are occurring, other 4-H programs, such as arts and craft clubs, cooking clubs, and robotic groups, are also busy with their own activities. In Moapa Valley, not only are the traditional 4-H clubs offered, but a mentoring and afterschool program is offered that also includes family events, such as Family Night Out. Enrollment forms can be downloaded at the link below.

The heart of 4-H youth development is our faithful and trained adult volunteer leaders. If you or your children are looking for an enjoyable and quality youth development experience, contact us:

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
Northeast Clark County Office
1897 N. Moapa Valley Blvd.
Logandale, NV 89021
Telephone: 702-397-2604
Fax: 702-397-8301

4-H Clubs

4-H Club Projects Location Leader Contact Email
Cowboys and Angels Beef/Goat/Sheep/Swine Market and Livestock Judging Virgin Valley Corey Houston rockabilygypsy@gmail.com
Ewe Sweet Swine Swine and Sheep Market Moapa Valley Tricia Wickersham twicksbabies@gmail.com
Hogs Wild 4-H Swine Market Moapa Valley Prentice Freeman jessica@comnett.net
Just Chillin' 4-H Beef/Goat/Sheep Market and Livestock Judging Moapa Valley Kristin Yardley rkyardstick@hotmail.com
Kids-N-Ewe Lego Robotics, Sheep Market, Goat Market Moapa Valley Maggie McMurray McMcmurray@juno.com
Kickin'R Livestock Beef/Goat/Sheep/Swine/Poultry Market and Livestock Judging Virgin Valley Jenifer Reber ljreber@me.com
Mavericks Swine/Poultry Market, Poultry Showmanship and Community Service Moapa Valley Kaluna Aki kj_aki@yahoo.com
Mills Street 4-H Beef/Goat/Sheep Market and Livestock Judging Moapa Valley Deborah Henrie deb.sagehealth@mvdsl.com
Moapa Valley Hoof-n-It Horse Club Horseless Horse Project, Cloverbuds Moapa Valley Alice Sproul lablk@mvdsl.com
MV Barn Bums Livestock, Showmanship Moapa Valley Nicole Rider & Rebecca Sosa 4beccas@mvdsl.com
MV Broken Spoke Beef/Goat/Sheep/Swine Market and Livestock Judging Moapa Valley Tara Wolfley wolf@mvdsl.com
MV Rogue 4-H Club Beef/Goat/Sheep/Swine Market and Livestock Judging Moapa, Moapa Valley Amber Munns mnamunns@aol.com
Rowdy Ranchers Food Preservation Moapa, Moapa Valley Cally Wade cally_cole@hotmail.com
Super S Club Poultry/Rabbit/Goat Market, Poultry and Goat Showmanship Virgin Valley Rocki Shaner rockishaner@yahoo.com
The Gathering Place Cultural Awareness, Arts/Crafts, Baking/Cooking Moapa Valley Cordelia "Corrie" Cummins GeekFarmGirl@gmail.com
Additional Involvement Opportunities
East Clark County Community Club Leadership, S.T.E.M., Rocketry, Arts & Crafts, Entomology Moapa, Moapa Valley, Virgin Valley Lacey Sproul-Tom sproull@unce.unr.edu
Moapa Valley Teen Council Leadership Moapa, Moapa Valley, Virgin Valley Lacey Sproul-Tom sproull@unce.unr.edu
Moapa Valley 4-H Council Leadership Moapa, Moapa Valley, Virgin Valley Shari Lyman shari.lyman@csn.edu
Mesquite Program Manager Leadership Service, Arts/Crafts Mesquite Denise Houston rockabilygypsy@gmail.com

For 4-H Members

Member in Good Standing

All 4-H members are required to meet the following minimum standards each year. Each club has the option of adding requirements to this list. If a club does add requirements they must notify their members in writing by the first 4-H meeting of the year. A copy of the club's bylaws must be on record at the Cooperative Extension Office.

Criteria:

  • Adhere to the expectations of the Nevada 4-H Code of Conduct
  • Must submit a 4-H Portfolio for the current year (Mastery)
  • Attend a minimum of 70% of club meeting *A minimum of 6 meetings must be held per year, per club, per project (Belonging)
  • Do a public presentation at the club level or higher (Independence)
  • Participate in a 4-H Sponsored community service project at club, county, regional or state level *See Definitions of community service (Generosity)

Project Sheets:

For 4-H Volunteer Leaders

All forms need to be signed and returned to the Northeast Clark County Cooperative Extension office unless otherwise indicated

All of these forms must be returned to the Northeast Clark County Cooperative Extension office so they can be sent to the appropriate offices. A copy is kept for our records here at the office. If you are unable to print off any of these forms, please contact us and we can mail them to you or drop them off to you. Let me know what else we can do to help you become a 4-H Leader and starting your own 4-H Club. We are very excited over your desire to start one either way! Our youth are lucky to have you!

Discover 4-H Clubs

"The Discover 4-H clubs series guides new 4-H volunteer leaders through the process of starting a 4-H club or provides a guideline for seasoned volunteer leaders to try a new project area. Each guide outlines everything needed to organize a club and hold the first six club meetings related to a specific project area." Guides courtesy of Utah State University Extension.

Get started in 3 easy steps!

  1. Click on the category below to download your step-by-step instructional packet for the project area of your choice.
  2. Invite other families to join your children as they discover and learn.
  3. Simply follow the activities in your packet and HAVE FUN!

Getting started guides include:

More information on a variety of Discover 4-H Clubs can be found at: http://utah4h.org/htm/discover4hclubs

Frequently Asked Questions

A: 4-H is the youth development program of Cooperative Extension for youth ages 5 to 18 that helps youth develop leadership, citizenship and life skills. It aims to assist youth in becoming competent, contributing citizens.

A: All 4-H programs are open to any youth, regardless of membership in the 4-H program. Joining 4-H is as simple as completing the 4-H enrollment and 4-H medical release forms. 4-H has deep roots in agriculture, as it began with corn and tomato clubs in the early 1900s.

A: While 4-H addresses these programs, the entire program is more diverse. Nationally, 4-H has three mission mandates: citizenship (civic engagement, service, civic education and leadership), healthy living (nutrition, fitness and social-emotional health), and science (animal science and agriculture, consumer science, engineering, environmental science and natural resources, life science and technology).

A: Annual 4-H membership is $0. Some workshops and activities will have fees associated with them to help cover the cost of materials.

A: 4-H is active year round. Typically, 4-H clubs have monthly meetings. In addition, there are county, district and state level 4-H events, activities and competitions throughout the year.

A: A 4-H club is an organized group of youth, supported by screened, adult volunteers. The club meeting consists of a business meeting which is led by the youth officers, program and social time.

A: Youth can join 4-H at age 5. A youth's age for 4-H is determined by their age on Jan. 1 of the current year. You may continue to be a member of 4-H through age 18. Youth ages 5 to 8 years old are referred to as Cloverbuds. Cloverbuds are non-competitive, and receive participation ribbons in any activity they participate in.

A: The four H's stand for Head, Heart, Hands and Health. Originally, there were only three H's — Head, Heart and Hands. A fourth H, Hustle, was added in 1908. Hustle was changed to Health in 1911.

A: 4-H is always looking for adult volunteers. There are many opportunities, depending on the amount of time you would like to donate. You can volunteer at a single event, such as a judge for our presentation contest or teaching a workshop. If you want a deeper level of involvement, you can become a 4-H club leader, which is a one year, renewable commitment.

For more information concerning 4-H opportunities, please contact us at 702-397-2604 ext.2 or email sproull@unce.unr.edu. For more information about 4-H or University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, call the Northeast Clark County University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Office at 702-397-2604 or visit www.unce.unr.edu.

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