‘Do, reflect, apply’ is what youth participants in grades K-12 do in the 4-H Youth Development Program! Youth, along with parents, are welcome to come to Design on Main, Nov. 2 at 6 p.m. to do a youth activity and see how the program can help youth develop life skills like communication, critical thinking and more.


The 4-H program comes from Iowa State University and is offered through each ISU Extension and Outreach county office. Adults volunteer to guide youth through experiential experiences. Training and resources are provided. Volunteers will receive training about how 4-H Builds Resilience on Monday, Nov. 6, at 6 p.m. at the Story County ISU Extension and Outreach Office in Nevada. Adults interested in becoming a volunteer are welcome too!


Clover Kids is the 4-H program for youth in kindergarten through third grade. A brand new Ames Clover Kids Club will meet for the second time on Tuesday, Nov. 14, at the Ames Public Library at 6:30 p.m. For the first STEM activity, youth read a book about wind and completed wind experiments. Another STEM activity is being planned!


Clover Kids and 4-H club members will be recognized Nov. 19 at the Story County 4-H Awards Program for their achievements during the 2016-17 4-H program year. This includes graduating from Clover Kids or 4-H, club achievement awards, individual project awards and overall awards for leadership, civic engagement and much more!


In Story County, over 600 youth are enrolled in one or more of the 37 Clover Kid or 4-H clubs guided by over 100 trained 4-H volunteers. Clubs can be started in a neighborhood or community with five youth and two 4-H trained adults. For questions about the Clover Kid or 4-H program, please contact the Story County ISU Extension and Outreach office at 220 H Ave., in Nevada, call 515-382-6551, email xstory@iastate.edu or visit www.extension.iastate.edu