4-H Youth Development

The 4-H Youth Development program focuses on increasing youth perceptions of self worth, providing skills and knowledge for decision making that promote healthy lifestyles and the development of productive and ethical behavioral patterns. 4-H Youth Development programs existed in La Paz County and on the Colorado River Indian Tribes Reservation prior to the establishment of the EIRP program and they continue to thrive today. The EIRP agent works with the County 4-H agent, Brent Strickland to insure this continuation. EIRP Agent duties include overseeing County Fair entries in photography, arts and crafts, sewing, cooking, nutrition, outdoor discovery, and technology. The agent also provides instruction for youth in the areas of the GIS/GPS Technology Program and also coordinates activities for the 4-H Horse Program. These projects provide a number of benefits to youth, families and the community. Youth learn many aspects of their selected projects, but also gain valuable knowledge and skills in the areas of personal responsibility, ethical behavior, and community involvement. Learned at a young age, these skills will provide a framework for a productive adult life that will benefit the community as a whole.

Contact Information

Linda Masters

Extension Agent
Linda Masters
(928) 669-9843
(938) 669-9763

P.O. Box 3485,
La Paz Co. Cooperative Extension,
Parker, AZ 85344-3485


United States
4-H Youth
4-H Youth