4-H in Franklin County

What is 4-H?

  • 4-H is a positive youth development program that focuses on the development of life skills through project-based, hands on learning experiences
  • Youth ages 5-18 can join
  • You do not have to own an animal or raise livestock to be a member of 4-H
  • 4-H now offers over 120 different program areas!

How can I get involved?

  • Clubs
    • Traditional volunteer led clubs can focus on any topic at all from raising animals to building robots and everything in between.  We also offer SPIN (special interest) clubs that only run for 6-8 sessions as a more short term option.
  • After school
    • Our 4-H professional hosts STEM based afterschool programs at sites throughout the community. During the summer, we will be looking for volunteers and teen mentors to help facilitate these programs.
  • Camp and Learning Centers
    • Attending a summer camp is a great way to get involved with 4-H. They’ll teach you teamwork, leadership, outdoorsmanship, and more!

Learn about some other Maine 4-H events.

Email extension.franklin@maine.edu or call 207.778.4650 for more information on how to enroll today!


Commonly Used 4-H Forms

Enrollment Forms

4-H Program Participation Permission, Agreements, and Health Form (PDF)

Animal Approval and Lease Forms (except Fryeburg / Windsor)

How Do I Become A Volunteer?

4-H Volunteer Handbook

4-H Working Steer Manual by UNH Cooperative Extension

University of Maine 4-H Forms