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Welcome to 4-H Youth Development

What is 4-H?

4‑H is America’s largest youth development organization—empowering nearly six million young people with the skills to lead for a lifetime.

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Teller County 4-H Enrollment

Teller County 4-H enrollment occurs between October 15 and February 28 each year. We have over 100 Projects youth can learn about. Below are the steps to entering your child(ren) into 4-H.   Everything is done online and will likely take 20-30 minutes per child this year and next year, five minutes since all your data will already be in the system.

One of the first things you’ll need to determine is which primary club you want to belong to, which is often based on location and whether the meeting time fits your family schedule.  Woodland Park Pathfinders is located in Woodland Park, Rocky Mountain and Shooting Sports in Divide, Mountain Valley in Florissant, and Hilltop in Cripple Creek.

Once they choose a “club” they will be prompted to select projects.  They can take as many as they want, but the projects meetings are held outside the club environment, typically at the project leader’s home or a location conducive to learning the skills required for the project.  We suggest focusing on only one or two projects the first year so the families can learn all the nuances and opportunities within the 4-H program.

Step-by-step process for enrollment.

  1.  Step-by-Step Procedures in Word Format
  2. You’ll go to our 4-H Online Website to enter the information.
  3. One of the first things you’ll need to do is add a club. Click here for club information and dates/times of meetings.

2019 County Fair Horse Judging

Support Links for 4-H Success

General Information

Animal and Livestock Resources

Indoor Project Resources

State and Local 4-H Camps

State Camps
Local Camps

Other Links

In addition to more traditional projects of livestock and family consumer sciences, 4-H places an emphasis on the science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) projects such as model rockets, robotics, outdoor adventures, GPS/GIS, as well as visual arts  such as graphic design, painting, drawing, photography, and sculpture.

Interested in Becoming a 4-H Volunteer?

Hildred Davis, our 50+ year 4-H Volunteer Leader!

Parents and grandparents are encouraged to become volunteer leaders for the 4-H clubs and projects. You do not need to be an expert, just willing to learn, take the 4-H Volunteer Training and complete a mandatory background check.

Here are the forms and step-by-step procedures to become a 4-H Leader:

  1. Email me to let me know you are interested at mark.platten@colostate.edu
  2. You need to enroll in 4-H Online. Click Here for Instructions.
  3. You’ll have to do a 4-H Background Check.
  4. You’ll need to complete a 4-H online training. Click Here for Training
  5. Finally, we’ll check the three references you shared in step 2.

4-H is a non-profit, educational program which is open to all youth ages 5-19 without discrimination.

Mark Platten: Teller County Extension Director and 4-H Coordinator
Email: mark.platten@colostate.edu
719-686-7961

Keeping ahead of COVID-19

This rapidly evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) has imposed an unsettling, fluid situation upon our community and its businesses. While the team here still aims to maintain a “business as usual” approach, we have moved to working from home and conducting training using Zoom and YouTube and other social media sites that is far from normal. For all information on the coronavirus in Teller County, check out the link to the County below.