HELENA — National 4-H Week kicks off Sunday, Oct. 4 but unlike years past, the informational event will mostly be held virtually.
The campaign push is “Opportunity for All”. The purpose is to show them the more than 100 programs and projects that Lewis and Clark County's 4-H has to offer.
Students from 5-to-8 years-old can sign up as Cloverbuds. 4-H offers similar projects and programs for older students, but Cloverbuds are not as competitive.
Kara Bates Tangedal, the Development Extension Agent for Lewis and Clark 4-H says “at eight years-old, the youth can choose whether they are ready to enter full membership or not, and so full membership is from eight to 19 years-old.”
Parents can expect to pay about $10 to sign up, then pick a club to join, and additional fees may apply, depending on which club a student joins. Students will also be responsible for paying the supplies for the project they choose.
However, Tangedal says there is help for parents if they need it. “You can find sponsorship, and we can help with that or if you don’t have the space to raise an animal. We have a lot of people in the community that offer that space, so even if you live in town. There are other people that will offer that space so you can raise that animal there.”
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