4-H Clubs in Bernalillo County

There are currently 6 clubs in Bernalillo County. The clubs in Bernalillo County are community based clubs, which means that they don't focus on just one specific project or project area. Youth, in each club, participate in a variety of different projects.

Whether you live in the heart of urban Albuquerque, the suburban Northeast Heights, or the rural Valley or rural East Mountains, a 4-H club offers something for everyone. It is a long-term, informal education experience that enables youth to gain critical knowledge and leadership skills -- all while having a lot of fun! By joining 4-H, you will join other families just like you. Together, you will share in teaching your kids practical skills like pet care, growing food, photography or robotics -- and important values like leadership and responsibility.

Our staff is dedicated to providing opportunities for your child to develop leadership and management skills, positive self-esteem, effective communication skills, a solid sense of personal responsibility and the ability to make sound decisions. The life skills learned in a 4-H club will enable your child to become a productive, well-informed, self-reliant responsible adult.

If you are interested in joining 4-H or would just like more information, please email Brittany Johnson at brittmjo@nmsu.edu.


Club Enrollment

A 4-H club is a group of at least five youth, led by their parents or other adult, who typically meet monthly. These meetings give youth opportunities to share their project work, plan community service activities, and practice running meetings. They may have many "county wide meetings" for individual projects, led by adults or teens within the club.

A full 4-H member is age 8 and in 3rd grade -- OR -- age 9-19 years of age. A Cloverbud is age 5 and in Kindergarten -- OR -- 6-9 years of age.

Enrollment is required for youth and their adult leaders, and must be done online by each parent using the online enrollment site. After information is completed for each youth and for each adult leader, a combined liability release form needs to be submitted. This form is available with in the enrollment system and can be signed electronically.

If you are interested in enrolling in 4-H, please contact the Extension Office at 505-243-1386 to speak with a 4-H Agent

Enrollment Deadlines

To participate in the current 4-H program year youth must be enrolled by January 15 if you are a returning member. The enrollment deadline to participate in shooting sports is January 31. New members are eligible to enroll through April 1.

Registration for next year's program will begin on October 1.


Members choose one or more projects based on their interests and the availability of a knowledgeable adult in the community to serve as a mentor / leader.

Through these projects, members set goals, learn the skills needed to achieve goals, and exhibit / demonstrate their skills at events like county fairs, speaking contests and other competitions.

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