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Urban 4-H Youth Development events offer youth in the Twin Cities metropolitan area a range of activities in addition to their regular club and after-school activities.

View Urban 4-H events monthly calendar

2013-2014 Online enrollment for 4-H families

Minnesota 4-H families are reminded and encouraged to go to 4HOnline to enroll/re-enroll both youth members and adult volunteers. The process is quick and easy; even families with multiple members should be done in ten minutes or less. Re-enrolling early ensures that critical communications will be received, especially as it relates to deadlines and project specific information. Detailed information about online enrollment and re-enrollment is available at:

New Leader Training

Date: Wednesday, June 25
Time: 5:30 - 8 p.m. (Dinner will be provided.)
Place: El Rio Recreation Center
179 Robie Street East
Saint Paul 55107

This training will help new volunteers and interns gain a better understanding of how we lead our 4-H programs. If you have not taken this training in the past, we strongly encourage you to attend!

Topics include:

  • Youth Program Quality Assessment (YPQA)
  • Experiential learning cycle
  • Diversity and welcoming environments
  • Program and lesson planning

Enrolled 4-H volunteers and youth can register for this training in 4HOnline. Please download registration instructions here.

If you are not yet officially enrolled in 4-H, please complete this training registration form.

Hennepin County Fair

It's County fair time!

The Hennepin County Fair premium book is now available and can be downloaded or viewed here.

New this year: Online registration

No more emailing, faxing or mailing. Using Internet Explorer or Firefox (Mac users can use Safari) click here to open the registration form in Adobe Acrobat. Fill in the blanks and click "Submit" at the top of the page. You will receive an automatic message and email confirming your registration.

Registration for club entries is also online. Click here to register your club banner, club scrapbook, club planter or Share the Fun entry!

Questions? contact Meg Clark at or 612-596-2111.

Ramsey County Fair

It's County fair time!

The Ramsey County Fair premium book is now available and can be downloaded or viewed here.

Registration form

Fashion review form

Saturday with a Scientist

One Saturday a month at the University of Minnesota's Bell Museum of Natural History in Minneapolis, engage in authentic science and inquiry learning, and have fun doing so. On March 29 the topic will be Plant Sciences: Feeding the world, and in April you can look into outer space! For more information visit the Bell Museum's Saturday with a Scientist webpage.

Citizenship Washington Focus

New and updated information for the 2014 Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF) experience can be found at

Bay Lake 4-H camp

Join us for a unique island adventure on beautiful Bay Lake at 4-H overnight camp! Open to youth completing grades 4-8 by summer 2014. Two sessions to choose from:

July 21-25
August 4-8

Details and registration information.

Online 4-H volunteer training

A series of dynamic, interactive 30-minute online training modules designed to help volunteers build their skills and knowledge is available to all adult screened volunteers at Titles and topics include:

  • Creating a welcoming 4-H environment: Engaging, encouraging, and respectful
  • The 4-H learning environment
  • 4-H project leaders: Where the action starts
  • Managing 4-H clubs: A guide for club leaders

Contact us:

University of Minnesota Extension
Center for Youth Development
Urban Youth Development Office
90 Coffey Hall
1420 Eckles Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55108-6116


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