Does your child enjoy pets, cooking, theater, gardening or sewing? All these opportunities and more are available to them when they join a 4-H Club. Union County 4-H Clubs work with small groups of boys and girls in 1st grade through high school, to help them explore favorite hobbies while developing key civic skills such as public speaking and communication.

4-H does not require uniforms or registration fees, making it one of the most affordable youth activities in Union County. Only a modest materials fee applies.

The clubs meet once a month at the Union County Building on 300 North Avenue in Westfield, from September to June. At the meetings, children can practice popular activities such as making pizza, grooming a pet, and planting seeds. "Get to Know You" games, time to share projects, public speaking, and community service are also part of club membership.

The programs are offered to all youths, on a grade appropriate basis, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or disability, and all possible efforts are made to include rather than exclude youth in events conducted by the 4-H Youth Development Program.

4-H is provided by the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Union County, supported in part by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders. For more information or to receive a list of the twenty-three 4-H Clubs in Union County, call the 4-H office at 908-654-9854 or email 4-H Secretary Ellen Di Iorio at ediiorio@ucnj.org