Preparing Youth for Success

In Ohio 4-H, we empower youth with the skills they need to lead for a lifetime! 4-H inspires curiosity, builds lifelong skills, fuels adventure, and grows leaders through fun, hands-on activities, that include clubs, projects, service, and camps. Kids can be a 4-H project member when they are 8 and in the third grade, and they can participate in competitive events like projects and judging at county fairs. 4-H project members select from 200+ projects based on their interest—what we call sparks in 4-H. 

Younger children age 5 and in kindergarten are Cloverbuds who enjoy group-centered, non-competitive activities until they are eligible to be a project member. All 4-H members engage in hands-on learning in clubs, camps, and other settings with approved adult volunteers. 4-H volunteers are critical to the success of the 4-H program and undergo a thorough selection process. 

If you are interested in enrolling your child in the 4-H program and/or would like to talk more about becoming a 4-H volunteer, contact us today! 

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

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.

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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