Wake County 4-H Clubs

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Bayleaf Meadows 4-H Club  North Wake

Club members interested in the natural world and technology will integrate the two through hands-on experience with goats, chickens, gardening, arts and crafts making amazing creations with lasers, and discovering how to develop ideas into products. The club gives youth the experience of a backyard farm environment in a local suburban area.

Marie Taylor: marie@8taylors.com

Come Together 4-H Club Raleigh

General community 4-H club that covers community service, public speaking, and leadership activities. Open to all ages. Meets monthly in Eastern Wake County. Ages 8+.

Contact Linda Yon at lfyon@yahoo.com.

GIS Mapping 4-H Clubs Various Locations

Youth learn about geographic information systems (GIS) and mapping software. Community service projects are a frequent activity with youth using their technology skills on community impact projects such as mapping food deserts, gathering data for the Youth Thrive mobile app, and more. Must be upper-middle or high-school age to participate. Club members have the opportunity to compete for spots on the National 4-H GIS Team.

Contact Thomas.ray@wakegov.com.

Growing Youth Food Security Leaders 4-H Clubs Various Locations

Growing Youth Food Security Leaders Clubs Four middle schools have 4-H clubs dedicated to learning about hunger and homelessness in the local community. Students learn about the issues and design a project to have a positive impact in their school community. Students must be enrolled at the corresponding middle school in order to participate.

Dillard Drive Middle School (Maryanna Canton) – mcanton@wcpss.net

Fuquay Varina Middle School (Justin Viens) – jviens@wcpss.net

Happy Hooves 4-H Club Wendell

Horse club in Wendell open to youth with and without horses. Members participate in service projects, learn about horsemanship and have the opportunity to develop leadership skills and so much more. Ages 5+.

Contact Caitlin Gooch at happyhooves919@gmail.com.

 MacNair’s 4-H Club Raleigh

MacNair’s 4-H Horse Club focuses on expanding equine knowledge, equine educational contests, animal science, and community service. Enrollment is open to any youth. Ages 5+.

Contact Jaime Cnossen at jaime.cnossen@gmail.com.

 Muddybugs 4-H Club Raleigh

Community 4-H club in Raleigh for youth ages 5 and up. The club covers a variety of topics including animals, insects, and gardening. The focus is on having fun while learning with friends! Club meets at members’ homes.

Contact Liz Driscoll at liz_driscoll@ncsu.edu.

Poultry Pack 4-H Club West Raleigh

The Poultry Pack is youth 5+ with an interest in Poultry Science.

Members will have an opportunity to study embryology which will include incubating and hatching eggs, follow their hatched chicks in a basic feeding trial where they will weigh their birds, analyze results, and draw conclusions. These birds then may become a backyard flock project for interested 4-H members. Each year members will have the opportunity to do presentations at the 4-H egg cookery, chicken and turkey grilling competitions, or poultry production presentations at the district, state, and possibly even national events. Our club members will train and compete on either an Avian Bowl Team or a Poultry Judging Team. The youth may participate in the market turkey show at the NC State Fair. Each year we will do a community service project which will be chosen by the members.

Meetings are the last Friday of every month from 3:30–5:30 p.m.

Contact club leader Mary Fosnaught, the Poultry Science 4-H & Youth Extension Specialist, 919-515-5529 or mhfosnau@ncsu.edu for more details.

 Hi Ho Hunters 4-H Club North Raleigh

Southern Oak Equestrian Club Horse club meeting at the Southern Oak Equestrian Center in North Raleigh. Club membership is limited to youth who take lessons or board at Southern Oak Equestrian Center because of liability restrictions. Club members participate in public speaking and record book projects, as well as community service opportunities. Ages 5+.

Contact Chris Bason: ctbason@gmail.com

The barn’s website is: Southern Oak Equestrian Center

Liberation Out Loud Southeast Raleigh

A staff-led 4-H club that focuses on community service activities throughout the year. Club meets at the N.C. Cooperative Extension of Wake County office twice each month. Open to any high school aged youth

Contact Jamilia Martineau Lopez Jamilia.MartineauLopez@wakegov.com.

Wake County Junior Master Gardeners 4-H Clubs West Raleigh

Junior Master Gardeners Youth ages 5 + meet to learn about plants, wildlife, and soil science. The JMG group is comprised of several different clubs that meet in one location in different rooms: the Weedbusters 4-H club, Dandelion Paws 4-H Club, Sunflowers 4-H Club. Youth are divided into different rooms for age-appropriate activities. Public speaking is encouraged of all club members. Meetings will be held at the JC Raulston Arboretum. The address is 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, NC 27606. Directions to JCRA are available from the jcra.ncsu.edu website. Meetings at the JCRA will be held on the 3rd Thursday of each month.

Contact Jason Botts at bottsjw@mac.com.

 Wake County 4-H Teen Council. Southeast Raleigh

Wake County 4-H Teen Council helps build skills such as leadership, citizenship, communication, financial management, and self-resilience. Teens experience working with new, diverse peers through an informal self-governance style. Teen Council members meet monthly to plan and implement 4-H educational programs, as well as community service and social activities.

Contact Daniel Bulatek at Daniel.Bulatek@wakegov.com.

 Ready to Join 4-H? Join online and get ready for your first 4-H meeting!

To Register for 4-H:

  • Go to 4-H Online
  • Click “I need to set up a profile”
  • Enter your family information
  • Add youth members
  • Submit your application online
  • The Wake County 4-H office will contact you via email or phone to help your family get started

Questions? Our 4-H staff is here to help!

Emma James, 919-210-3868

  • 4h@wakegov.com
  • 919-250-1100
  • Stop by our office at 4001-E Carya Drive in Raleigh