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How to Join 4-H

We welcome you to join Sandoval County 4-H, a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship and life skills!



The Sandoval County 4-H enrollment period begins October 1st of each year for youth ages 9-19. Children 5-8 years of age are encouraged to enroll in a special introductory program called Cloverbuds.

The following are the specific age requirements per group:

Cloverbud: Ages 5 to 8 years old.

Novice: Ages 9 to 11 or age 8 and in the 3rd grade prior to January 1 of the current 4-H year.

Junior: Ages 12 to 13. A 4-H member must have passed his/her 12th birthday or be 11 years old and in the 6th grade but not have passed his/her 14th birthday prior to January 1 of the current 4-H program year.

Senior: Ages 14 to 19. A 4-H member must have passed his/her 14th birthday or be 13 years old and in the 8th grade but not have passed his/her 19th birthday prior to January 1 of the current 4-H program year.

Enroll Online

  • 4-H Online
    Note: The enrollment process differs if you are enrolling for the first time or a member re-enrolling. Please follow the instructions below.
  • Liability Youth Form 300-A.3 (fillable PDF)
    Even if you enroll online you must still fill out our liability release form and send to our office. You will NOT be considered an active member until we receive this document. Scan & Email to: sandoval@nmsu.edu Fax to: 505-867-6918 Mail to: Sandoval 4-H PO Box 400 Bernalillo, NM 87004

Enrollment Forms

Projects to Enroll In

The next step is selecting your 4-H Projects. Sandoval County requires every new member take the Welcome to New Mexico 4-H project. A wide variety of 4-H projects are of interest and available to youth of all ages. Members are allowed 3 free projects, thereafter $5.00 for each project book.