4-H provides learning experiences in which youth develop life skills such as communication, citizenship, decision-making, interpersonal relationships and community, and global awareness. Kids experience 4-H through in-school and after-school programs, school and community clubs and 4-H camps.
Traditional 4-H: 4-H programs are available for children ages 8-18, while there are 4-H Clover bud programs for children ages 5-7. Kids complete hands-on projects where they receive guidance from adult mentors and are encouraged to take on proactive leadership roles. They learn these skills through projects.
Deadline: Re-enrollment ends Dec. 31, 2022
Enrollment for new members is open all year, but project, fair or other deadlines still apply so enrollment early is recommended.
Membership in 4-H is centered around membership in individual clubs—there are also many county-wide, state-wide, and nation-wide events and activities. 4-H is open to anyone who is at least eight years old and no older than eighteen on January 1st. However, there is a special Clover 4-H program for children who are five to seven years old on January 1st.
Make sure to take a look at our list of 4-H clubs in Montezuma County. Scroll down to view information on individual clubs.
Step 2—Contact Us
Contact the club leader of the club you are interested in. They will tell you if they are accepting new members and when their next meeting is scheduled.
If you have any questions about the 4-H program or are not sure what club you would like to join, please call or email Cyndal Sutch 970-565-3123 at the county 4-H/Extension Office, who can answer your questions and put you in touch with any club leader you may wish to contact. You can also visit the Montezuma County 4-H/Extension Office (103 N Chestnut St., Cortez, CO 81321) in person and speak with us.
Step 3—Attend a Club Meeting
A club leader may ask you to attend a club meeting before joining. This is your chance to get a feel for the club.
Step 4 – Pick a Project
This may be the most exciting part of the process! Please look over our project list and if you don’t see exactly what you are looking for or would like to create a project of your own, contact the 4-H/Extension office by email or phone 970-565-3123 at the county 4-H/Extension Office and she will help you find or create the right fit for you.
Please note that a project is a commitment, so we do recommend only picking 1 or 2 in your first year.
Once you know which club you would like to join and what projects you are doing, you can go ahead and enroll yourself online using the 4-H Online enrollment system—download the 4-H Online instructions here. If you’re having trouble using 4-H Online, you may ask the Extension Office for assistance or for a paper enrollment form, which you will turn in to them. Parents should not enroll themselves in the system unless they’re also 4-H volunteers. You will receive a conformation email if you don’t receive the conformation email your enrolment is not complete. Please call the office if this happens so we can help you finish your enrollment
Enrollment Fees are as follows:
1st project is $25.00
Each additional project $10.00 each
Cloverbuds are only $20.00 each
Archery and shooting sports range card fee $35 individual/ $45 for family
Horse arena card fee $40 per individual
After you enroll, you will receive an invoice from our office. We can only accept cash or checks and you can mail payment or bring it to:
Montezuma County 4-H, 103 N. Chestnut St., Cortez, CO 81321
The 4-H Youth Development Program is a part of Colorado State University Extension, and Montezuma County. We are located at the County Annex Building, 103 N. Chestnut St. Cortez, CO 81321. Our office is open Monday through Friday, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, closed for lunch between 11:30 am to noon and are closed on Federal Holidays.