4-H Members


Cloverbuds are the youngest participants in the 4-H Program. They are enthusiastic, curious, creative, robust and resilient young people who are growing physically, cognitively, socially and emotionally through a period of rapid and often uneven development. We know that each child develops on his or her own timetable so our Cloverbud Program provides a wide selection of activities. 4-H leaders can choose activities that are most appropriate for the developmental needs of their own Cloverbud members.


4-H members ages 8 through 12, who are in grades 3 through 6, can get involved with canoeing and kayaking, archery, and wildlife discovery. 


Teen Ambassadors are the 4-H members who market 4-H Youth Development through public speaking, news writing, public service announcements, and web page development. They are involved in local, county, and state-wide 4-H activities. Ambassadors attend STARR (The State Teen Action Reps Retreat) at the State Fairgrounds in Syracuse every April. The weekend is about learning how to make changes in your community through leadership and action.

Teen Council is open to all 4-H teens in Rensselaer County. This group offers opportunities for community service and leadership through events and activities like Pre Teen Fun Day, the 4 -H Snack Bar at the Schaghticoke Fair, the 4-H Auction.

Teen Exchange is a 2-year program for a county-wide group that matches up with a county from another state. As the host county Rensselaer County hosts that county one year and travels to that county the other year.

A C E is the liaison committee that coordinates teen activities. It is comprised of the officers of the Teen Ambassadors, the Teen Council, and the Teen Exchange. 

Last updated December 26, 2018