Welcome to Kodiak 4-H!
New Year Information
We are looking forward to celebrating this year's 4-H project members! We hope you can join us on Friday, September 30 at 6PM.
We are also looking forward to welcoming new 4-H families, as our new year starts on October 1! National 4-H week is October 3-7, look for some pop-up events throughout the community!
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.
Choose your 4-H Adventure!
This year we have a variety of ways for Kodiak youth to get involved. Click on each of the options below to find out more!
Projects are for youth interested in meeting with the same group of kids throughout their 4-H project experience, working and learning by doing, together.
Project members strive to earn year pins by attending and participating in their project meetings, completing a record book and presentation, participating in community service and fundraising events and entering their work in the fair.
To enroll: Head on over to Zsuite, re-enroll or enroll your youth, choose Kodiak 4-H General Club and then choose the project of your choice.
Special interest members
4-H members who choose to enroll in the district, but not a specific project will have the opportunity to sign up for activities and events throughout the 4-H year as part of their membership. Members will learn life skills, participate in community service opportunities and become part of our 4-H family through fun activities and events.
To enroll: Head on over to Zsuite, re-enroll or enroll your youth, choose Kodiak 4-H General Club and then choose the special interest category of your choice.
Throughout the year, we may offer camp-like experiences as 4-H events. These will be announced on a case by case basis, with instructions on how to sign up.
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 5-7. Cloverbuds meet several times each month throughout the school year to learn create project, learn life skills and interact with each other in a fun environment!
Insurance requires that all members be 8 to participate in horse riding, and 9 to participate in Shooting sports. There may be some other age requirements, dependent on the project!
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.
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 expectations, meeting times and places for that project.
In addition to project meetings, we we hold several family fun nights throughout the year, which is a time for everyone to get together at once and have fun.
Have anymore questions? Contact our Kodiak 4-H Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
2019 4-H Campers with 4-H Leaders Find out how YOU can become involved in 4-H as a volunteer here!
Program / project memories:
4-H & Youth Development
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Cooperative Extension State Office
1751 Tanana Loop, Room 209
Fairbanks, AK 99775