4-H Youth and Development

Our 4-H program provides a creative and supportive environment in which culturally diverse youth and adults can reach their full potential. Our local county program works to develop life skills to help young people become self-directed, productive citizens. We also work to empower adult volunteers who multiply the efforts of our local county Extension staff.

Socorro County 4-H

4-H is the largest youth organization in in the world, with 6.4 million youth members. Socorro County's population is approximately 15,000, with 200 youth 4-H members in the county. Much of the county's population is rural, lower to middle income, with large families. Socorro County ranks high in teen birth, crime and poverty. Socorro County youth have a need for learning life skills to become productive contributing citizens. 4-H is an excellent program to teach the basic life skills needed, utilizing livestock projects and other programming. Anyone can join 4-H, youth ages 5-19 and adults too. It is our goal as a 4-H program to keep the youth busy with over 200 projects available and activities throughout the year to help set a good path for their future.

Socorro County 4-H Clubs

  • Mavericks 4-H
  • Mustangs 4-H
  • Que Posse 4-H Riders
  • Spur on Rodeo
  • Tumbleweed 4-H Club
  • Yucca 4-H Club

Please contact the Socorro County Extension Office at 575-835-0610 to join one of our Awesome 4-H Clubs.

4-H Pledge

I Pledge My Head to clearer thinking,

My Heart to greater loyalty,

My Hands to larger service,

My Health to better living,

for My club, My community, My country, and My world.

The 4-H Motto

"To Make the Best Better"*

The 4-H Slogan

"Learn by Doing"

4-H Cloverleaf

Your source for 4-H News and Events.

Required Forms

New Mexico 4-H Community Service Scholarship

Scholarship Information

Scholarship will cover the registration expenses for Senior Leadership Retreat, Youth-Get-Away, Livestock School, Horse School, State 4-H Conference or a portion of the team fees for serving as a State 4-H Officer, Ambassador, or Diplomat.

Scholarship Criteria
  • Available to any Novice, Junior or Senior 4-H Member, serving as a State 4-H Officer, Ambassador, Diplomat or participate in a 4-H activity
  • Must submit a New Mexico 4-H Community Service Scholarship application Form
  • Scholarship Applications must be received by the State 4-H Office two (2) months before the event registration or leadership position application deadline. Applicants who want to apply for the scholarship to attend Horse School need to have their applications in by March 15, Livestock School applicants need to have them in by April 1, and State 4-H Conference and Officer position applications need to be submitted to the State 4-H Office by April 15. Horse school registration is due May 15, Livestock School registration is due June 1, and State 4-H Conference registration and Officer applications are due on June 15 to the State 4-H Office. Late applications will not be accepted.

The format of the application has changed. Please make sure that they fill out the new one when submitting applications to attend State Conference or run for an office. If the applicant submitted a scholarship application for an event in 2008 and received the scholarship, they need to have their community service report complete and submitted to the State 4-H Office before they can apply for the community service scholarship for an event in 2009.

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