Penn State Cooperative Extension 4-H Program in Clinton County

The 4-H Program in Clinton County serves youth between the ages of 5 and 18.  In the 2019 4-H Program year (October 2018 through September 2019), the program served 167 enrolled youth in communities from Renovo to Loganton.  Four-H focuses on youth life skill development in conjunction with interest-driven learning.  Four-H members (who are called “4-H’ers”) can participate in community-based 4-H clubs that often meet year-round; or they can join a shorter-term outreach program for a more condensed 4-H experience.  Community-based clubs in Clinton County currently focus on activities ranging from archery and animal science to gardening.  Past short-term outreach program offerings have included Lego robotics, public speaking, and a summer partnership program with the Lock Haven Area YMCA. 


Research has proven that 4-H participation is linked to the development of decision making, problem solving, communication, critical thinking, and goal setting skills, and that 4-H youth demonstrate life skills development that is significantly more advanced than that of their non-4-H peers.  Dedicated 4-H volunteers make this kind of personal growth possible.  Currently, more than 50 trained volunteers help to make 4-H activities in Clinton County happen.


The 4-H Program is managed by Penn State Extension.  For more information on 4-H in Clinton County, contact 4-H Educator Kirsten Dubbs (, 570-726-0022), visit the Clinton 4-H Program on the web (, or find the program on Facebook under Clinton County 4-H.