Youth Membership

Isn’t 4-H just for farm kids?

No! 4-H is for all young people, regardless of where they live, what their backgounds are, or what interests them. Today in Wisconsin most 4-H members are from urban areas and they participate in projects to learn many different life skills.

What kinds of things can I do in 4-H?

There are all sorts of activities available through 4-H. You may participate in trips, workshops, summer day/overnight camp, tours, and all sorts of county activities, including the fair.

How do I join 4-H?

For information about joining 4-H in Milwaukee County, visit our Join 4-H webpage.

Who can join 4-H?

  • 4-H is open to youth in grades Kindergarten through their first year of college
  • 4-H is for boys and girls
  • 4-H is open to youth regardless of race, religion, color, gender, national origin, handicap or place of residence.

Why join 4-H?

In 4-H you have the opportunity to meet new people, learn new things, travel across the country, develop life skills, and have fun all at the same time.

How can I start a 4-H club?

Contact the 4-H Office and we will send you “Starting a 4-H Club”, an informational packet that gives an overview of the 4-H program and requirements for starting a 4-H club. Contact the 4-H Office at 414-256-4624 or dial 711 for relay. Or send an email to

How much does it cost to belong to 4-H?

4-H members usually pay for the costs of project materials and activities. Some clubs have club dues, but members are not required to pay anything to be in the 4-H program itself. The Milwaukee County 4-H Council also appreciates an annual donation from families with adults leaders and youth members who participate in the program.


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