Washington State 4-H Youth Development Program

Staff Information

4-H Youth Development
Management Checklist

WSU Extension 4-H Youth Development Program

This “checklist” is designed as a quick reference guide for Extension faculty and staff in determining minimum 4-H programmatic standards and practices to ensure a quality youth development experience for Washington’s young people. Its comparable to a tree, the items listed below are the ‘trunk” that must be in place in order for a 4-H Youth Development Program to be offered. There are many “branches” that can be added to enhance the program offerings.

 

Animal Programmatic Requirements

checkmarkhttp://cru84.cahe.wsu.edu/cgi-bin/pubs/EM0758E.html

    • Participate in Showmanship
    • Lease/ownership agreements
    • Identification of project animals
    • Proper animal management timelines
    • Unaltered project males
    • Optional (PQA) Port Quality Assurance (under construction)

checkmarkPublications Ordering Processes and Policies

 

Club/Group Requirements

checkmarkYouth Enrollment
spacehttp://4h.wsu.edu/staff/staff_resources.htm#enrollment

    • New Youth Enrollment
    • Continuing or Reenrollment of Youth

checkmarkClub/Group/Unit Policies
spacehttp://4h.wsu.edu/staff/staff_resources.htm#clubs

    • Authorization to use the 4-H Name and Emblem
    • 10 Minute Education Series: 4-H Name & Emblem
    • 4-H Club Charter
    • 4-H Fact Sheets from National 4-H Headquarters
    • Tax Exemption Status
    • Electronic Filing Requirements
    • Annual Financial Report
    • Certification of 4-H Groups
      • Year End Financial Report Complete
      • Club Bank Account - EIN Assigned Number
      • IRS Form 990 Information
      • Reportable Livestock Sales

checkmark4-H Disability Policy
spacehttp://4h.wsu.edu//volntr/disability_policy.pdf

 

checkmarkRisk Management Youth Requirements
spacehttp://4h.wsu.edu/staff/staff_resources.htm#riskMgmt

 
checkmarkOptional Information
spacehttp://cru84.cahe.wsu.edu/cgi-bin/pubs/EM0758E.html
      • Membership fees (if locally assigned)
      • Primary (grades K-2)
      • Junior (grades 3-5)
      • Intermediate (grades 6-8)
      • Senior (grades 9-12)
      • County of Residence

checkmarkPublications Ordering Processes and Policies . . . Under Construction

Safety Requirements

checkmarkCamp Management Requirements and Standards
spacehttp://4h.wsu.edu/members/camps.htm

 

checkmarkChallenge Management Requirements . . . under construction

 

checkmarkEquestrian and Bicycle head gear, and Challenge helmets
spacehttp://cru84.cahe.wsu.edu/cgi-bin/pubs/EM0758E.html

 

checkmarkIncident Report Form
spacehttp://4h.wsu.edu/staff/staff_resources.htm#riskMgmt

 

Volunteers

checkmarkVolunteer Application and Enrollment Process
spacehttp://4h.wsu.edu/staff/volprocess.htm

checkmarkTraining and Orientation
spacehttp://4h.wsu.edu/staff/vm/index.htm

 

checkmarkAge to be a Chaperone
spacehttp://4h.wsu.edu/staff/vm/mod04/mod4_01.pdf#chaperones

 

checkmarkOptional Training
Contact Us, Toll Free: 866-458-0196; Pullman Office: 509-335-2981; Puyallup Office: 253-445-4550
WSU Extension State 4-H Office, P.O. Box 646248, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164-6248 USA