4-H Youth and Development
Our 4-H program provides a creative a supportive environment in which culturally diverse youth and adults can reach their full potential. Our local county program works to develop life skills to help young people become self-directed, productive citizens. We also work to empower adult volunteers who multiply the efforts of our local county Extension staff.
The population of Taos County is growing very rapidly. An influx of people to the county has called attention to the fact that more activities are needed for youth in order to curtail the risk of youth falling prey to gang activity, teen pregnancy, crime and similar "at risk" situations. . In order to prepare all our youth to become knowledgeable, productive citizens, they must possess basic life skills. 4-H is challenged to help youth gain knowledge and skills in consumerism, nutrition, personal development, animal science, plant science, natural science, engineering, and creative arts.
In Taos County during the 2017 year there were 66 4-H volunteer leaders were involved in the 4-H program. The number of 4-H youth between the ages of 5 & 19 during the 2017 year was 134. More volunteers are needed county wide in order to expand the 4-H program to serve the projected increase in population and the diversity of the population. The Overall Extension Advisory Committee has indicated that volunteer recruitment and retention are a high priority.
Starting from the back row left to right is Elizabeth of The Outlaw 4-H Club placed 5th in Public Speaking (Impromptu), Caitlin Adams of the North Taos County Wranglers placed 4th in the Talent Show (Vocal Division) and in the front is Michaela Lewis-Silva placed 2nd in the Talent Show (Poetry Division).
Taos County 4-H Cloverleaf Newsletter
4-H Enrollment and 4-H Activity Forms
Youth Enrollment - Fill in both the 4-H Youth Enrollment Form and Combined Liability Youth Form forms
4-H Adult Volunteers
Adult Enrollment Form (.pdf)*Adult Enrollment - Fill in both the Adult Enrollment form and the Adult Code of Conduct forms.*
Adult Code of conduct formNew Mexico 4-H Adult Medical and Liability Release Code of Conduct Contract and Media Release Form
New 4-H Adult Volunteer Leader Application Form This form is to be used for 4-H Volunteer Leaders who would like to enroll in the 4-H Program during the 2017-2018 4-H year.
New 4-H Adult Volunteer Leader Disclosure Form This form is for adults who wish to volunteer as a 4-H leader the 2017-2018 4-H year.
If you would like to become a 4-H volunteer leader or you were a leader in 2016 and would like to renew your enrollment, contact Monica Wilder of the Taos County Extension Office @ (575) 758-3982.
4-H Project Forms and Record Book Forms
4-H Standard Report Form
4-H Record Book Standard Report Form
4-H Horse Certificate
4-H Horse Certificates are due in to the Taos County Extension Office by April 15th.
NMSU: ACES 4-H Project FormsLink to the 4-H project record forms.