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Welcome to 4-H Youth Development

Teller County 4-H Enrollment

Teller County 4-H enrollment occurs between October 15 and February 28 each year. Below are the steps to entering your son and daughter into 4-H.  Everything is done online and will likely take 20-30 minutes per child this year and next year, five minutes since all your data will already be in the system.

One of the first things you’ll need to determine is which primary club you want to belong to, which is often based on location and whether the meeting time fits your family schedule.  Woodland Park Pathfinders is located in Woodland Park, Rocky Mountain and Shooting Sports in Divide, and Hilltop in Cripple Creek.

Once they choose a “club” they will be prompted to select projects.  They can take as many as they want, but the projects meetings are held outside the club environment, typically at the project leader’s home or a location conducive to learning the skills required for the project.  We suggest focusing on only one or two projects the first year so the families can learn all the nuances and opportunities within the 4-H program. 

Here is the step-by-step process for enrollment.

  1. Here is the link to get enrolled:  https://4honline.com       Once there, click on the green Colorado on the US map.  This will take you to a logon page.  You will select “I need to set up a profile” option and then enter your email address that you want me to communicate with you in 4-H.  Leave the “role” box as “family” and click on the “create login” button. 
  2. This will take you to the “Family Information” page.  Please fill in the remainder of the information and I would suggest checking the “Update Member Records with the same address” box because it will save you some time in the next pages as long as your children have the same address as you.  Under “Password Management” you won’t need to do anything since you just created a password on the previous page.  Click on the “Continue” button under the password management section.
  3. You will be taken to the “Member List” page where you start entering your children’s information.  Select “youth” and click on the “Add Member” button.  The rest is just filling in information. 
  4. When you get to the “Projects Page” this is where you’ll enter the projects you want to take along with any materials.  I suggest selecting all the materials for that project since I’ll cover the cost of the project books for first year 4-H families.  Select that project and continue once you have added it.
  5. When you get to the “Activities List” page, just hit continue and again on the “Groups Page” which should take you to the “submit enrollment” page and tab.  Select this and it will take you back to step 3 where you can enter other children or select “logout” at the top right of the page if you are finished.
  6. If you need help, there is a step-by-step tutorial listed at this link.  Make sure to click on the “New Family Quick Enrollment Guide” under the “Family and Individual Enrollment” section:  http://www.colorado4h.org/ye/family/index.php   
  7. As you can see, all the forms, including the health forms are to be filled out in this system.  It is not explicitly clear in the directions, but your type-written name on the various “signature” lines are as legally binding as the old printed forms.  Hopefully this will cut down on entry mistakes on my part and will allow you to update your information when you move or change emails. 
  8. The cost is $40 for up to 2 projects and $5 for each additional project.  Please send the checks to ME at the address listed below so I can get your files activated as quickly as possible.  Please make checks payable to, “Teller County Extension Fund.”  We suggest in the first year to focus on completing one or two projects and doing a good job on them than taking more and doing mediocre.  The first year of 4-H can be a bit of a learning curve and we want your children to have success rather than frustration.
  9. You do NOT need to print off these forms when you send in your checks.  I have access to all the information you enter and will print it off as necessary.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me via phone or email, and welcome to Teller County 4-H!

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Teller County currently hosts five “community” 4-H clubs in Woodland Park, Divide, and  Victor. 

In addition to more traditional projects of livestock and family consumer sciences, 4-H places an emphasis on the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) projects such as model rockets, robotics, outdoor adventures, GPS/GIS, as well as visual arts  such as graphic design, painting, drawing, photography, and sculpture.

Parents and grandparents are encouraged to become volunteer leaders for the 4-H clubs and projects. You do not need to be an expert, just willing to learn, take the 4-H Volunteer Training and complete a mandatory background check.

4-H is a non-profit, educational program which is open to all youth ages 5-19 without discrimination.

Mark Platten: Teller County Extension Director and 4-H Coordinator
Email: mark.platten@colostate.edu
719-686-7961