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Get involved in the Putnam County 4-H Program today!

4-H Dog Program
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4-H Dog Program

4-H Youth

4-H Youth Development Program

4-H connects youth to hands-on learning opportunities that help them grow into competent, caring, contributing members of society.

4-H, the nation’s largest youth development organization, grows confident young people who are empowered for life today and prepared for career tomorrow. 4-H programs empower nearly six million young people across the U.S. through experiences that develop critical life skills. 4-H is the youth development program of our nation’s Cooperative Extension System and USDA, and serves every county and parish in the U.S. through a network of 110 public universities and more than 3000 local Extension offices. Globally, 4-H collaborates with independent programs to empower one million youth in 50 countries. The research-backed 4-H experience grows young people who are four times more likely to contribute to their communities; two times more likely to make healthier choices; two times more likely to be civically active; and two times more likely to participate in STEM programs.

New to 4-H? Start Here!

Please fill out our 4-H Interest Form and we will contact you to match you with a club and/or program!

*Please Note: The matching process is based on your interests, how far you are able to travel, and club availability. Because of this, it can take some time to be matched with a club. We also have annually occurring programs that you can sign-up for regardless of whether or not you're enrolled in a club! Check out some of the options below.

Examples of our Annual 4-H Programs:

Are you an adult who would like to volunteer?

GREAT! We are always looking for new club leaders and volunteers. If you're interested in getting involved or for any questions about the Putnam County 4-H Program, reach out to Dena Altavilla, 4-H Youth & Development Program Director at dla25@cornell.edu

Donations, Sponsorships, and Grants

4-H relies on donations, sponsorships, and grants to fund the program. If you'd like to support this program in one of these ways, please reach out to Dena Altavilla, 4-H Youth & Development Program Director at dla25@cornell.edu


Dena Altavilla
4-H Youth & Family Development Program Director
845-278-6738 ext. 215

Last updated June 4, 2021