Welcome to Southwind 4-H!
We're excited about you and your family becoming a part of our 4-H program. The information on this page will help you navigate getting started, because in the beginning, learning about 4-H and its benefits can be a bit overwhelming. Our 4-H Agent Jennifer Terrell, or our 4-H Program Assistant MaKayla Stroud, are always happy to answer any questions you may have. They can be reached at 620-244-3826.
The "Learn by Doing" philosophy encourages 4-H members to plan and organize monthly meetings, community service projects, and other club activities. 4-H members can choose from more than 30 projects, each providing the participant a chance to explore a new topic, while developing new skills. Many of the projects have knowledgeable adults willing to assist the youth; however, other projects will be done independently at home with assistance from parents. 4-H members will have several opportunities to talk about and present their projects through club meetings, project shows, or the county fair.
Southwind Extension District 4-H Family Guide
Cloverbuds is an educational program that introduces young children, ages 5 and 6, to 4-H in a fun, non-competitive way. The purpose of the 4-H Cloverbuds program is to support their positive development as they explore their world, discover the possibilities, build self-esteem, and practice basic social skills.
Goals for Kansas 4-H Cloverbuds
- Self-understanding skills (Initiating independence and self-direction)
- Social skills (Getting along with others)
- Decision-making skills (Making positive choices)
- Learning skills (Learning to learn)
- Mastering physical skills (Enjoying constructive and creative play)