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How to Join 4-H

4-H is a voluntary, educational program for youth ages 5-18 (as of January 1). In order to enroll in 4-H, families must create an online account in 4HOnline and then enroll each youth member who plans to be involved in 4-H. Adults who want to volunteer in 4-H must also enroll in 4HOnline. 4-H runs on a calendar year from January-December annually. Each year, 4-H members and volunteers have to re-enroll in 4HOnline to remain active in 4-H.Join the Club

To get started, fill out an enrollment form in 4HOnline. Then join a 4-H club or register as a Rowan County 4-H At-Large member, pick a project or sign up for an event. You can also stop by N.C. Cooperative Extension, Rowan County Center and talk with Laura Allen, 4-H Youth Development Agent, about your interests!

4-H enrollment in North Carolina is FREE! Some clubs may charge a small fee for supplies or for certain events. Similarly, certain countywide, district, state or national programs and experiences may involve a fee.

For assistance with 4HOnline, please first reference “Enrolling in 4HOnline.” If you still have questions or need assistance, please email laura_allen@ncsu.edu.