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Alabama 4-H is for youth ages 9 through 18, with Cloverbud programming for ages kindergarten through 2nd grade. The Alabama 4-H Club year is August 1 to July 31. Age is calculated on December 31 of the current 4-H year. 4-H events are open to active members of chartered 4-H clubs that have regularly scheduled, planned, experiential educational meetings.

To quickly generate your 4-H age, check your eligibility here, or view the tables below.

2021–2022 4-H Club Year Age and Eligibility Chart

4-H Eligibility–Cloverbud

Youth in this division are participants in 4-H and not actual members. On August 1, if your age is 8 but your birthday is before January 1, 2022, your 4-H age is 9. Youth born in 2017 are too young for 4-H.

Year BornBeginning4-H Age
2016August 1, 20215
2015August 1, 20216
2014August 1, 20217
2013August 1, 20218

4-H Eligibility–Junior

Youth in this division are considered 4-H members. On August 1, if your age is 11 but your birthday is before January 1, 2022, your 4-H age is 12.

Year BornBeginning4-H Age
2012August 1, 20219
2011August 1, 202110
2010August 1, 202111

4-H Eligibility–Intermediate

Youth in this division are considered 4-H members. On August 1, if your age is 13 but your birthday is before January 1, 2022, your 4-H age is 14.

Year BornBeginning4-H Age
2009August 1, 202112
2008August 1, 202113

4-H Eligibility–Senior I

Youth in this division are considered 4-H members. On August 1, if your age is 15 but your birthday is before January 1, 2022, your 4-H age is 16.

Year BornBeginning4-H Age
2007August 1, 202114
2006August 1, 202115

4-H Eligibility–Senior II

Youth in this division are considered 4-H members. On August 1, if your age is 18 but your birthday is before January 1, 2022, your 4-H age is 19. Youth born in 2002 should check with their county Extension office about volunteer opportunities. 

Year BornBeginning4-H Age
2005August 1, 202116
2004August 1, 202117
2003August 1, 202118

 

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