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Sussex County 4-H Clubs and Programs

Welcome to Sussex County 4-H! We are glad you visited! For more than a century, young children have benefited from the education and confidence of 4-H through membership in a local club.

4-H Ages and activities:
5-7 year olds are considered Cloverbuds.  These youth can participate in a variety of events at the club, county and state level.  Cloverbuds are able to get a glimpse of what 4-H is all about!

8-19 year olds can compete in events at the club, county, state and national levels.  These members also take part in one or more project activities throughout the year.

Each club is directed by an organizational leader and a team of volunteer adult and teen leaders. Clubs are supported by Extension Agents and 4-H Educators through Delaware Cooperative Extension. Clubs may focus on any number of project areas and develop their own meeting locations and schedules. Each club has their own unique personality. There is something for everyone in Sussex County 4-H!

4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship and life skills under the supervision of caring adults.

4-H youth are introduced to the curriculum by a variety of methods. Traditional clubs normally meet once per month. Each club has youth officers and plan their clubs activities throughout the year. A variety of Afterschool clubs are offered in Sussex County. Afterschool clubs meet multiple times during the school year! Some of our Special Interest clubs concentrate on a single project area such as Robotics, Archery, Dairy or Horse. Please click on the link below to find a club in your area or that explores a curriculum area that is of interest to you and your family.

Please view our Sussex County 4-H Club List to find a club in your area!

Head to Flickr to view our terrific photo gallery of club events and county activities!

4-H Club Blogs

4-H is all about technology! In Sussex County, 4-H clubs are taking the lead in exploring communication skills and 4-H brand marketing through the use of blogs and Facebook pages.   Through hands on management, youth and adult leaders strengthen their knowledge of smart and safe Internet practices, good judgment skills and paperless delivery of information and message. [ Sample Blog ]

We are asking clubs who are interested in Facebook to create club groups instead of pages. You can decide to make the group public or private. Once you create a Facebook group for your club, let us know and we will feature it here.