What is 4-H?
4-H empowers young people to lead for a lifetime. Our programs in science, healthy living and civic engagement are backed by a network of 100 public universities and a robust community of 4-H volunteers and professionals. Through hands on learning, kids build not only confidence, creativity and curiosity, but also life skills such as leadership and resiliency to help then thrive today and tomorrow!
4‑H programs are available through local 4‑H clubs, 4‑H camps, in-school and after-school programs. With the support of adult mentors, youth select from a menu of hands-on project ideas to complete. 4‑H programs are available for children ages 8-18. 4‑H Cloverbud programs are available for children ages 5-7.
4-H is a family affair where youth and adults get together to learn new things, meet new friends, and have fun.
What you need to know as a new family 4-H Family Handbook(.pdf) AND First Year Member Guide (.pdf)
Working cooperatively with the 4-H Leaders Federation and their volunteers, programs are offered in the following areas:
- 4-H Community Club Program
- Youth Project Educational Opportunities
- Leadership and Citizenship
- Youth Safety Programs
- Volunteer Development