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4-H Online Enrollment


Enrollment begins October 1!

The new 4-H year begins on October 1 and 4-H enrollment/re-enrollment opens via the Kansas 4-H Online system.

All re-enrollments should be completed online by November 1.

If re-enrollment is not completed by this deadline, youth will become ineligible for the current year to:

  1.  Receive exhibit premium or participate in premium auctions. Youth may participate in the judging process and receive a ribbon.
  2.  Hold a leadership position at the county level (4-H Council officer, etc)
  3.  Represent the County on a team or for an award, at a state competitive 4-H event (4-H judging teams, shooting sports matches, State KAP judging, etc)
  4.  Receive any local 4-H scholarship or support dollars for registration/travel.
Gaining life skills is one of the goals of 4-H enrollment. 
Returning Atchison County 4-Hers completing online enrollment after November 1 may regain their eligibility by choosing one of the following options: presenting a talk/presentation/public speaking at County 4-H Day /County Fair or giving a 4-H related talk to a non-4-H group. Other options include carrying out an active leadership project or completing a Pre-approved service-learning activity. The 4-H member must consult personally with county extension agents to develop a plan prior to doing the activity. 

4-H enrollment via Kansas 4HOnline system, PROJECT CHANGES CLOSE MAY 20 to allow adequate time for fair exhibition preparation. Changes after this date can be made in consultation with extension staff. Some projects may have an earlier deadline date. (Example: 4-Her must be enrolled in the beef project prior to the weigh-in date.) It is possible to enroll in additional projects after this date if fair exhibition is not a project goal.

The 4-H project has 4 phases 1) Enrollment and goal setting or deciding what the 4-Her wants to learn, 2) Project meetings guide 4-H members in gaining new skills. Project leaders serve as learning coaches. Project leaders must complete the Kansas 4-H Volunteer Service Application annually. Project meetings use 4-H project materials, cooperative extension, USDA or extension recognized resources to guide the learning experience. 3) Project knowledge/skills application occurs in a variety of methods. 4-Hers give project talks, demonstrations and other presentations related to their project. 4-Hers share their project skills via community service activities. As a 4-Hers gain project experience, they become leaders by planning and organizing project-related events and activities. 4-Hers demonstrate skills learned by preparing a project exhibit that represents the project knowledge gained and project work practiced during the 4-H year. 4-Hers visit with a judge to receive feedback related to their project skills progress during the 4-H year. 4-Hers keep project records during the 4-H year to better understand project costs and personal project growth experiences.  4) 4-Hers review their 4-H year accomplishments as well as areas that could be improved. The 4-H project record serves as the tool to help 4-hers reflect on their successes as well as failures which served as a learning experience. 4-H values youth having the opportunity to practice the necessary steps to develop a growth mindset.  For adults, we call this year-long progression of steps developing life skills or the 4-H advantage. For the 4-H member, it is the hands-on learning offered by 4-H projects that make 4-H fun.

Before enrolling online please note:

  1. Must have a stable internet connection using Firefox or Chrome browsers, don't use any other browser or you will have issues. This can be done on a computer or tablet!
  2. Must have a valid email address to create a family account (contact the Extension office if you do not have email). Do not create a new account if re-enrolling.
  3. To check out project offerings visit the Project Resources page.
  4. To receive texts, make sure you provide your cell phone numbercarrier and mark the checkbox. Texts will give you e-mail notifications and ensure you don't miss important information.
  5. Make sure that you select your payment intention and submit all fees to the State 4-H Office by check (Due within 10 days of enrollment) or debit/credit card.
  6. Please select your preferred correspondence preference Mail or E-Mail from the drop-down menu. 

Instructions for Re-enrollment (Enrollment begins Oct 1)

Using 4HOnline for NEW families (Enrollment begins Oct 1)

Investing in 4-H - A Program Fee Guide