Youth Member Enrollment and Re-Enrollment
Youth Member Enrollment
Youth are eligible to participate in 4-H if they meet the following criteria:
Primary Member: Must be 5 years old by December 31of the program year (September 1-August 31). Primary members cannot enroll in large animal projects. Youth enrolling who turn nine on or after January 1st must participate as a Primary Member until the end of the program year.
Junior, Intermediate and Senior Members: Must be 9 years old by December 31 of the program year and may continue in the program until December 31st of the calendar year in which they become 19 years of age.
Choose a Club. Contact your Mendocino County UCCE Office at 707-463-4495 to find out what clubs and camps are offered in your area. You will have to choose a minimum of one club or camp when you sign up.
Contact the club. Contact the Club Leader for the club you are interested in joining to let them know you are signing up. They will be collecting the 4-H program fees and also can give you more information about the club and the types of projects they offer.
Choose a Project. Your Club Leader can let you know what projects are open for enrollment. You can choose the projects and activities that sound interesting to you.
Sign up in 4hOnline.* Create a family profile on 4hOnline. Members are grouped by Family, so you can add all youth family members who want to join 4-H. If you are under 18, please have a parent or guardian enter the information. New Member - How to enroll in 4hOnline
*For Spanish: The 4hOnline system is only in English. Please fill in the paper enrollment packet in Spanish and turn it in to your club leader or county staff for them to enter it into 4hOnline for you. Please keep a copy of the paper forms for your records. You will also have to check back with your county 4-H Program Representative for your membership status.
Submit program fees. Submit your program fees payment to your Club Leader. They will log in to 4hOnline to confirm when payments are received so your enrollment can be processed. In addition to the State 4-H fees, your county and club may have additional fees, depending on the project(s) you choose.
Get activated. Once your County UCCE Office reviews the enrollment, you will receive an email sent to your Family email account to confirm your enrollment status as Active. If you filled a paper enrollment form, you will have to check with your Club or your County UCCE Office for your membership status.
Once your membership is active, you can start participating in 4-H events and activities!
All 4-H members must re-enroll by December 31st each year. In Mendocino County, if you are taking a market animal you need to renew by October 15th.
Membership Renewal Process
Update enrollment. Select the "Enroll for (current program year)" for the renewing member.
Update personal information. Make sure all of your personal information is up to date, including email address. Email is the primary way you will receive communications outside of club and project meetings.
New in 2017: Your Health History form is now in 4hOnline. Please fill in completely - this can be accessed for participation in 4-H events and activities.
Update your 4-H participation. Only select the club, projects and groups that you will be participating in for the new year. Remove any clubs or projects that you will not be actively participating in.
Submit your program fees. Your membership renewal is pending until your Club Leader confirms payment and your County UCCE Office reviews that all renewal information and fees are submitted.
Participate! Check your Family email account for the confirmation that your renewal is active. If you used a paper enrollment form, you will have to check with your Club or County UCCE Office for your membership status. Once your membership is active, you may participate in 4-H events and activities!