Clover Kids are children in grades K – 3 who are involved in a companion activity to the traditional 4-H program in Polk County, Iowa. This site is for informational purposes only. No personal member information is shared on this site.
Please submit your club enrollment information and payment early so that UCK has funds to support our activities. UCK strives to utilize all funds every year so current members enjoy the benefits of UCK membership. UCK's fees benefit UCK. Thank you!
September 7 -- Introductions, outside activity -- (4-H hands
October 5 -- Icebreaker games, Healthy Snack as part of the activity
Click here to view the UCK tutorial. A work in progress!
Here is our new online Student Enrollment Form. Please submit one per student. Mobile users please click the "Classic" option at the very bottom of the page to access the form below.
Our Pledge --
Experiencing the Ideals We Recite at Each Meeting
I pledge my head to clearer thinking
Independence – By exercising independence through 4-H leadership opportunities, youth mature in self-discipline and responsibility and learn to better understand themselves
I pledge my heart to greater loyalty
Belonging – 4-H gives youth the opportunity to feel physically and
emotionally safe while actively participating in a group.
I pledge my hands to larger service
Generosity –By exploring 4-H community service and
citizenship activities, youth can connect to communities and learn to give back to others.
I pledge my health to better living
Mastery – Through the exploration of ideas and activities related to their interests, youth learn skills and participate in experiences that help them make positive life choices for their future.
For my club, my community, my country and my world.
UCK meets once a month for one hour.
4-H is a "family" affair. Because our members are encouraged to develop their own unique skills and talents, the support of a caring adult is vital to the Clover Kid's success and the success of our club.
We encourage parents, grandparents, or guardians to be involved with their child. Although it is not necessary that caregivers stay for the entire meeting, it is encouraged. We do ask that families stay during the last part of the meeting to hear any announcements.
UCK has an emphasis on leadership development. Our meetings offer a very basic introduction to parliamentary procedure. For example, we offer a rotating office of "student secretary". The student secretary takes roll call and recalls the activities of the previous meeting. (This is a very basic introduction to "reading of minutes" but there is no vote of approval.)
So it ends up this is a general outline of each meeting:
Also, we begin each meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and end each meeting with the 4H pledge.
Members are encouraged to purchase a 4-H Activity Box ($2.50) and keep their projects from the meetings in it during the year. UCK has an annual fee of $25 to cover the costs of activities.
At the Polk County Fair, your student can bring in the box and do a "show and tell" with a judge and receive a participation ribbon. Anything else your student does can go in there, too. One year one child brought in a mineral collection that she had mounted at home.
Click the image above for Iowa 4H Mission Statement.
Click the image below for Iowa 4-H Nondiscrimination Documents.