Arapahoe County offices, including the Extension Office, are open via appointment only . Please email staff members to set up appointments for meetings or if you have questions.
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Shaylen Florez –
Claudia Meeks –
Jean Walton –
Updated Club Chartering Information
Your club or committee’s chartering documents must be emailed to Jean at  by August 31st . We will then upload your documents into 4HOnline for you.  Leaders need to completely fill out the chartering packet and send it to us. Electronic signatures are acceptable. All document signers must be enrolled and activated in 4HOnline! You do not have to upload the documents in 4HOnline.
Please note that ALL clubs MUST use the template the State has provided. No Exceptions. Articles I, IX and X must match the template word for word or your bylaws will not be accepted. You cannot change, delete or add anything to those articles. For the 2021 - 2022 4-H year, you will not have to resubmit the bylaws if nothing has changed.
If your club dissolves, please note that we have to have a statement from the bank showing your club account has been closed and has a zero balance. If your club doesn't have a bank account, just include a note that there was no previous bank account.
We would love to get the ball rolling early so this is not a last-minute project come August. Please engage your club members (virtually) in developing and updating your Annual Plan, Budget, and Financial Review. This is an IRS requirement of all 4-H clubs, committees and other entities. All of us at the county and state level are doing our best to make the process as easy and painless as possible. Thank you for your continued effort and work towards building a strong 4-H program in Arapahoe County. We hope this reminder allows you some time to start to prepare to get this accomplished. Click on the button above to access the chartering documents. We are here to support you, so please let us know if we can help in any way.
Urban Ranchers Virtual Camp – through August 14
Make plans to join us for our Virtual Urban Ranchers Camp, through August 14.

While we are bummed we couldn't have an in-person camp this year, we have put together a self-paced virtual camp that gives youth the opportunity to learn about livestock, agriculture, and what it is like to raise livestock.

The program is FREE and features recordings of our duck hatching and swimming! The camp is open to youth of all ages (and those young at heart) but focuses on those 8 to 13. Feel free to invite non-4-H members and family! Click on the image to the left to register!
Thank You!!
  • We want to thank our 4-H intern, Daniela Martinez for all of her help during the summer. While her initial plans were to help with in-person programming, she has helped the Extension Office to put together 4-H STEM kits, developed our Virtual Urban Ranchers Camp, assisted with State 4-H Contests, and helped with our 4-H completion events. We wish Daniela the best of luck as she works on her Master’s Degree at CSU. Thank you Daniela for all that you do!
  • Also a BIG thank you to all the volunteers, committees, extension staff and fairgrounds staff that helped pull off the 4-H events. We couldn't have done it without you!
FCS & General Project Member Information
Recognition Video
Please enjoy the recognition video that was posted on Facebook if you haven’t seen already! Click here to view the video.
Please click here for the full list of FCS & Gen. results, including classes.

Judging Sheets
You should have received your judging sheets per email this week! The only ones who haven’t received are the Advanced Clothing and Heritage Arts as those have not arrived from the judge yet.

State Fair Submissions (FCS & Gen.)
This year state fair submissions for FCS/General projects will done virtually since we did them virtually at the county level. As we get more details from the state 4-H office we will pass on information in a separate email. The ONLY projects that move on to state are “state classified” champion projects. These do not include county projects such as Cloverbuds, Self-Determined, Expressive Arts, Pets and Modelcraft.

Please make sure to read through your judging sheets. If you don’t wish to have Jean promote your champion project to state fair please make us aware.
Jr. Leaders' Council
The next Jr. Leaders Council meeting is scheduled for Monday, August 10. This will not be in-person due to COVID-19 restrictions. It will be done via zoom. Jr. Leaders Council is for
4-H members 12-18 as of December 31, 2020. Please come and join us and check out the program. If you are interested please email Shaylen @ and she will email you zoom information for Monday, August 10, 7 pm. We will hold elections ,talk about the budget and Achievement Program. We are looking for youth that are interested in expanding in their leadership skills and being a part of an amazing group that needs to build on its membership.
Achievement Awards
The deadline for achievement specific awards is Friday, August 28. Please check the website for applications for Danforth Award, Learn By Doing and Make the Best Better. Click on the image to the left to go to the website.
2020 Horse Completion Event Results
Congratulations to all of our 2020 Horse Completion Event participants! You did a great job and we appreciate your patience as we figured out the event for this year. Please click on the image to the right for this year's results.
2020 Rabbit Showmanship Event Results
Congratulations to all of our 2020 Rabbit Virtual Showmanship participants! We know this was a difficult year for you as we tried to figure out how to hold a completion event for you while working around not only the COVID-19 restrictions, but also the Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease. We thank you for your patience and for participating in the virtual event. Please click on the image to the left to see this year's Showmanship results.
Face to Face Programming Request Policy
We appreciate your patience as we work to continue to offer high quality 4-H programming in Arapahoe County. As of May 16, 2020, CSU Extension has directed that we will continue virtual delivery for a vast majority of our programming. For those activities that are not able to be completed virtually, such as shooting sports practices (with certified shooting sports leaders), horse levels testing, horse practices, dog practices, and livestock clinics, CSU Extension will permit in-person activities that comply with all federal, state, and local regulations and public health guidance . At this time, this does NOT include 4-H club meetings, those will still need to be held virtually at this time. Please email our 4-H staff if you have questions about specific activities.

If you are interested in hosting an event, you must contact Arapahoe County Extension Staff at least TWO WEEKS prior to the event. This will allow for the office to develop a program plan request to be submitted to CSU Extension Administration and State 4-H. All activities must be submitted to CSU Extension administration prior to the event, 4-H staff will work with leaders on the required documentation for these programs. These activities will also adhere to CSU policies in support of public health and safety. Our ultimate goal is to remain relevant, strong partners within our Colorado communities, while also supporting their health and safety.

As part of Arapahoe County Government’s gradual facilities reopening plan, the Arapahoe County CSU Extension Office is now open by APPOINTMENT ONLY. We will not be able to accept walk-in clients at this time. Please email individual 4-H staff members to set up an appointment. Thank you!
Jr. Leaders' Council Meeting
Monday, August 10, 2020

4-H Achievement Program Awards Applications
Friday, August 28, 2020

Club Chartering Paperwork DUE
Monday, August 31, 2020
(303) 730-1920
6934 S. Lima St., Suite B
Centennial, CO 80112

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