4‑H is delivered by Cooperative Extension throughout the nation—a community of more than 100 public universities that provides experiences where young people learn by doing. Kids complete hands-on projects in areas like health, science, agriculture and citizenship, in a positive environment where they receive guidance from adult mentors and are encouraged to take on proactive leadership roles. Kids experience 4‑H in every county and parish in the country—through in-school and after-school programs, school and community clubs and 4‑H camps.
Here in Kodiak, we have a Leader's Council who strives to grow the Kodiak 4-H Program, helping kids and the community at the same time.
How old do my kids have to be to join 4-H?
4-H is for youth ages 5-18. Our cloverbuds are our members between the ages 5-8. Cloverbuds meet monthly and explore all of the other projects that we offer in Kodiak, but cannot compete for premiums come fairtime. They must be turning 5 by January 1 of the 4-H year to be eligible.
Members ages 9 and up can choose any or all of the projects that are offered for that year, which will vary depending on the number of 4-H volunteers we have, and what they are leading. Those who will be turning 9 between Oct 1- Jan 1 can participate in the other projects, except for shootings sports and horse. Insurance requires that all members be 9 to participate in Shooting sports and Horse projects.
What is the 4-H year cycle?
The new 4-H year begins every October 1st, and continues through September 30.
When can we sign up?
Registration will begin October 1st, and youth can enroll anytime after that. We typically have several 4-H events where we take registrations during 4-H week, in early October.
How do we enroll?
Registration and enrollment can be done online or in person. Find out more information here.
How much does it cost?
The enrollment fee is $26 for the year. $10 stays in Kodiak for program supplies, and $16 goes to Alaska 4-H to cover insurance and other administrative fees.
How does it all work?
When you enroll, you'll be able to pick and choose which projects your child would like to participate in. Each project is led by one or more 4-H volunteer leaders. They work with the members in their project to determine the best meeting times throughout the year. Some projects will take place weekly over a short time period (6-8 weeks), while others will continue throughout the year on a monthly basis.
Once enrolled, you will get a welcome e-mail from our local office. We will introduce you to your children's project leaders via e-mail so you have each other's contact information. They will then correspond with you about meeting times and places for that project.
In addition to project meetings, we do hold monthly all member meetings, which is a time for everyone to get together at once and have fun. These take place on the 2nd Monday of the month from October - May.
Have anymore questions? Contact our Kodiak 4-H Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
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WHERE TO FIND US:
118 Trident Way
Kodiak, AK 99615
DIRECTIONS: Cross the Near Island bridge, take the first left onto Trident Way, then take the first driveway on the left.
Look for the University of Alaska-Fairbanks Fisheries & Marine Science sign. Once you enter the building, we are down the stairs and then follow the 4-H clovers! If the building is locked, call our office and I'll be up. 486-1534
4-H & Youth Development
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Cooperative Extension State Office
308 Tanana Loop, Room 209
Fairbanks, AK 99775