Rhode Island 4-H

Cooperative Extension, College of the Environment and Life Sciences

Join 4-H

The URI 4-H Program is an educational program that combines hands on education and life skills. Youth can join community clubs, do 4-H in after-school settings and join as individual members.  Adult volunteers are needed to mentor youth and help them learn and grow!  To join 4-H as a volunteer or member contact Kristy Horan at kstone@uri.edu .

What is it?

4-H is a leader in youth development, which began on the local level in response to evolving needs for new kinds of educational experiences for youth. From the beginning, this youth-serving organization offered “hands-on” learning activities for young people so they might become productive citizens. Youth participating in 4-H activities have opportunities to offer positive contributions to our diverse and changing society. 4-H uses the far-reaching Cooperative Extension System network to offer youth programs and activities to diverse groups of young people in all 3,150 counties across out nation

Volunteer Now!

    • It’s very personally rewarding to know that you contributed to a youths success!
    • Trainings are held through the year to help you become acclimated to the programs and how to teach.
    • All volunteers must complete the volunteer application process to work with 4-H youth.  for the safety of youth and volunteers.
    • Volunteers receive year end awards and are invited to a banquet.
    • Starting your own club, allows you the freedom to volunteer at times convenient to you and you help the youth choose projects that you are confident in teaching.

Examples of some RI 4-H Clubs

* For clubs in your area contact the 4-H Office.

Enrollment for Clubs October 2014-September 2015 Click here

Resources and ENROLLMENT Forms for volunteers, members and groups

*download, print and mail forms to URI 4-H Office, 75 Peckham Farm, Kingston, RI 02881



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