The UConn 4-H Explorers is a unique membership category that is age appropriate for youth 5 and 6 years old (as of Jan. 1 of the program year). These programs require more adult supervision and the focus is on cooperative learning rather than competition. The UConn 4-H Explorers program follows a set of program guidelines based on developmental appropriateness. Questions? Click here. UConn 4-H Explorers Handbook available here.
Are 5 years old as of January 1 of the 4-H year.
Are enrolled in UConn 4-H as Explorers, and their area is by default 'UConn Explorers.'
Learn to get along with others.
Explore a variety of interest through hands-on activities.
Build self-confidence through healthy experiences.
Participate in their own club activities, not 'joined in' with older youth.
Receive participation recognition.
Participate in county and state events where specific Explorer activities are in place.
Have leaders who are approved and trained UConn 4-H volunteers.
Becoming a UConn 4-H Explorer Leader
Contact your local 4-H Office to noify them of your intent and to set up your training.