4-H Club Organizational Materials
Below are club materials that are helpful for running an effective 4-H club. For even more information on running a 4-H club, check out the New Jersey 4-H Leaders Training Series.
Clubs are the foundation of 4-H. A 4-H club is a group of five or more young people guided by one or more adults. A club can be any size--from a small group from the same neighborhood to a large group of youth from within the county.
A 4-H club has a planned program that is ongoing throughout all or most of the year, and can meet in any location, but most in Atlantic County meet at the 4-H Center in South Egg Harbor. 4-H clubs are organized and supported to provide community-based, positive, structured learning opportunities for youth during their developmental years. Clubs are youth-driven with adult leaders offering guidance and support. Typically a club's members elect officers, form committees, and plan the club’s yearly activities.
Following the NJ 4-H Volunteer Placement Policy and guidelines, 4-H ensures that volunteers provide a safe environment – both physically and emotionally – with opportunities for members to learn new skills and knowledge, to practice these skills, and learn practical applications for their project work and everyday lives. This includes a screening process and one-on-one training by 4-H staff
All kids are different, and so are 4-H clubs! The goals and structures of 4-H clubs vary according to the needs of the members they serve. Some clubs offer one project topic that all members experience together at the club meetings. Others offer a selection of projects.
“4-H… more than you ever imagined™
Click on a club below to find out more information about that specific club.
Brumbies Horse Club
Colts ‘N Fillies
Horse 'n Around
Livin' 4 Riding
Livestock & Poultry
Atlantic County Livestock and Poultry
Whistles, Whiskers, & Wabbits
Family and Consumer Sciences/ Arts & CraftsCologne Busy Bees
Tae Kwon Do
Personal Development/ Community ServiceYouth Council