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

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    • Participate in Showmanship
    • Lease/ownership agreements
    • Identification of project animals
    • Proper animal management timelines
    • Unaltered project males

checkmarkPublications Ordering Processes and Policies


Club/Group Requirements

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    • New Youth Enrollment
    • Continuing or Reenrollment of Youth

checkmarkClub/Group/Unit Policies

    • 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


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Safety Requirements

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checkmarkChallenge Management Requirements


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checkmarkVolunteer Application and Enrollment Process

checkmarkTraining and Orientation


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checkmarkOptional Training
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