4-H Youth Development

4-H & Youth development programs teach young people to . . .

  • Develop and test practical living skills in a safe and supportive “real world” environment
  • Become actively engaged in their communities and better informed about local issues
  • Prepare for the world of work through direct experience with projects and activities that correspond to future career opportunities
  • Experience success in a non-formal learning environment
  • Develop communication and problem-solving skills through public presentation and group work

The 4-H & Youth Development Staff offers programs in the areas of:

  • Youth & Adult Leadership Development
  • 4-H Club Programs
  • Life Skills Development in Youth
  • Community Youth Development
  • Citizenship Education

 Helpful Links:

 Events & Activities

The 4-H Events & Activities Advisor is a great resource for members, leaders, and parents to help communicate what 4-H has to offer its members on a county, state, and national level.


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2017-2018 Project Guide

 Project Guide

4-H Literature

Need to order literature?  Fill out our Project Literature Request Form!  Please DO NOT order through 4HOnline, as those titles are not county specific.  Instead, peruse the Project Guide, choose up to five FREE titles (additional titles beyond the five are available for purchase), and submit your form to the Extension office.  Depending on our inventory, we do our best to fill orders within two weeks.


If you have any questions regarding 4-H & Youth Development in La Crosse County, please contact:


La Crosse County – UW Extension
212 6th Street North Suite 2200 | La Crosse, WI 54601-3200
Phone: 608-785-9593 | Fax: 608-789-4808 
Email: lacrossecounty4h@lacrossecounty.org