Preparing Youth for Success

4-H is a non-formal educational, youth development program offered to individuals age 5 and in kindergarten to age 19. Ohio 4-H youth development reaches more than 240,000 youth each year – helping kids “learn by doing” through hands-on activities.

All 4-H programs focus on active involvement and quality experiences which stimulate lifelong learning of values and skills. 4-H members learn valuable lessons in leadership, communication and collaboration while increasing their knowledge in math, science, technology and a variety of other topics.

4-H creates fun while learning in a variety of ways. Kids can participate in 4-H through community clubs, camps, in-school and after-school activities, and summer programs. They increase their self-confidence and personal life skills while learning about specific subjects - anything from animals or computers to public speaking, cooking, art, gardening and environmental sciences, just to name a few project topics.

The Trumbull 4-H program is for Trumbull County youth who are age 8 AND in the 3rd grade as of January 1. Any youth age 9 or above (as of Jan 1) is eligible for project membership, regardless of grade level. (Ohio 4-H membership ends December 31 of the year in which the member turns 19 years.)  These 4-H members can compete in a wide range of project areas, attend camps & contests, and participate in many other county, state, and national events.

Ohio 4-H also has a cloverbud program for youth age 5 AND in kindergarten as of January.   Cloverbuds do not participate in regular projects; instead, they participate in non-competitive activities that are specifically designed for their age level. The goal of the Cloverbud program is to promote confidence, social skills, decision-making abilities, knowledge, and physical skills of 5 - 8-year-old youth.

Contact the Trumbull County Ohio State University Extension Office at (330) 638-6783 for questions or more information. Office hours are Monday-Thursday 8:30 - 4:30 pm.  The office is closed from 11:30 - 12:30 pm for lunch and is closed on Friday.

You can also learn more about all OSU Extension 4-H youth development programs at

Special Needs Accommodations

Accommodations can be made for youth with disabilities through our Winning 4-H Plan. Visit for more information and to download the request form.

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