4-H Enrollment Now Open for 2015, Easier than Ever with New Online System Indiana 4-H enrollment is now open in Allen County through January 15, 2015. 4-H is a premier source of  enjoyable, educational programs to help young people reach their full potential. Plus, new for 2015, enrollment is easier than ever with the 4-H Online system, https://in.4honline.com. Indiana 4-H is the state’s largest youth development program for grades 3-12, reaching over 200,000 youth in all 92 counties. 4-H Youth Development Educators in each Purdue Extension county office coordinate local activities.

In Allen County, approved adult volunteers teach young people specific skills related to a wide variety of subjects through hands-on, experiential learning. Youth also develop leadership and citizenship skills by participating in one of 17 organized 4-H Clubs. Subjects include: science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM); agriculture; citizenship; healthy living; art; consumer and family sciences; and more. In 2013, a Tufts University study showed that 4-H members also excel in positive youth development areas compared to peers, including:

 Four times more likely to contribute to their communities (grades 7-12)

 Two times more likely to make healthier choices (grade 7)

 Two times more likely to be civically active (grades 8-12)

 Two times more likely to participate in extracurricular STEM programs (grades 10-12)

Now, the new 4-H Online system makes it even more convenient to offer enrollment, event registration, calendars, and secure payment online. Youth may be enrolled in Allen County 4-H by January 15, 2015 online at https://in.4honline.com or by visiting the Allen County Purdue Extension office, 4001 Crescent Avenue in Fort Wayne, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays. The $25 annual program fee per child includes an Indiana 4-H program fee of $15 and an Allen County 4-H program fee of $10.

For more information about specific 4-H subjects in Allen County or the 4-H program in general, visit www.extension.purdue.edu/allen or call Samm Johnson, 4-H Youth Development Extension Educator, at 260-481-6826.

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