4-H Youth Development


Our 4-H program provides a creative a supportive environment in which culturally diverse youth and adults can reach their full potential. Our local county program works to develop life skills to help young people become self-directed, productive citizens. We also work to empower adult volunteers who multiply the efforts of our local county Extension staff.

4-H is for Families! The 4-H program is a family oriented program which empowers youth to reach their full potential by working and learning in partnerships with caring adults. We encourage parents and families to attend activities with 4-H members, including most club and county activities.

Who Can Join 4-H

"The 4-H enrollment period begins October 1 of each year for youth ages 9-19. Children 5-8 years of age are encouraged to enroll in a special introductory program called Cloverbuds.

Please review age requirements for Cloverbud, Novice, Junior and Senior 4-H members in New Mexico 4-H Policies and Procedures Handbook."

Link to the Procedure Handbook

The enrollment deadline for Otero County is February 3.

Learn more about How to Join Otero County 4-H.