Getting Started

4H CloverWant to get started in 4-H?
Check out the information
below on how to join.

I want to enroll in an existing club:

  1. Find a club!
      • See a map of local clubs in Bexar County you can join! (*Note: Red markers indicate a RESTRICTED club. Youth may not enroll in restricted clubs unless they meet specific criteria.)

    • Contact the club manager. Use the Bexar County Club Manager Directory to email your manager with questions on meeting time/dates.
    • You may contact the County Extension office for specific club details or questions.
  2. Pick a Project!
  3. Enroll online on 4-H Connect & select the club you wish to join.
  4. Enrollment for a 4-H member is $20 prior to Nov. 1 of the current 4-H year. The fee is $25 after Nov. 1. Club managers, project leaders, and adult volunteers must pay a $5 background screening fee annually.
  5. Please read our Newcomer’s Handbook and Welcome to 4-H!

I want to start a New 4-H Club:

  1. Each club must be chartered in order to conduct 4-H Meetings and activities. The adult who will be the club’s manager must fill out the charter paperwork to begin the process. Charter forms can be filled out at the Bexar County Extension office so that one of our staff members can assist you (Call #210-631-0400 to set an appointment).
  2. Once your club is chartered and approved you must enroll at least 5 youths. Families may enroll using 4-H Connect.
  3. Recruit other adult volunteers to be co-managers and project leaders. Club managers, project leaders, and adult volunteers must pay a $5 background screening fee annually on 4-H Connect when they enroll.
  4. All managers, project leaders, and adult volunteers must complete 2 online Youth Protection/Civil Rights trainings during the enrollment process.
  5. If an adult works with youth OTHER THAN THEIR OWN CHILDREN, they MUST register on 4-H Connect as an adult volunteer, pay the screening fee, and complete 2 online Youth Protection/Civil Rights trainings during the enrollment process.
  6. Utilize our Club Manager’s trainings, Project Leader trainings, and other Extension programs to familiarize yourself with 4-H. Check out our 4-H Calendar for upcoming trainings!
  7. Please read our Newcomer’s Handbook and Welcome to 4-H!

Types of Clubs:Join the club

There are different types of 4-H clubs you can start/join. Please read the descriptions below to see which club will fit your needs:

Traditional Club

  • Consists of members in a community or neighborhood. Traditional clubs participate in a wide variety of 4-H projects and may contain several projects groups. Traditional clubs are long-term clubs and meet regularly over a period of 9-12 months with one or more club meetings each month.

Project Club

  • Consists of members in a community or neighborhood conducting the same project. Project clubs have one main project area and may conduct other related projects. Project clubs are long-term clubs and meet regularly over a period of 9-12 months with one or more club meetings each month.

Special Interest Club or “SPIN” Club

  • Consists of members in a community or neighborhood conducting the same project. SPIN clubs differ from Project Clubs in that they are short-term clubs and may be active for only a few months out of the year. SPIN clubs do not require club officers.

School Club

  • Consists of members who attend the same school.  Members attend 4-H club meetings within a school and are managed by teachers or other volunteers. Schools can participate in different projects or the same project.

Military Club

  • Consists of members whose parents who are in the military.  Members attend 4-H club   meetings on the military bases.

Contact Us:

We are here to help! The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office is open Monday – Friday from 8am to 5pm (Except for Bexar County Holidays). Walk-ins welcome, however staff takes lunch from 12 noon – 1PM. Please call to make an appointment as needed.

Address:
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office
Address: 3355 Cherry Ridge St., St. 212
San Antonio, Texas 78230
Phone: 210-631-0400
Fax: 210-631-0429

The 4-H Staff Includes:

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