4-H is America's largest out-of-school education program for boys and girls. It is a worldwide youth development program available in every state and many countries. Youths who participate in 4-H get what all young people need to succeed in life-the confidence, compassion and connections with caring adults to make contributions to their communities.
4-H is youth development. It is people sharing, learning, growing and becoming the best they can be.
4-H is life skills. Through real-life situations, 4-H helps youths develop life skills such as communication, citizenship, decision-making, leadership, interpersonal relations and community and global awareness. Youths learn these practical skills through hundreds of projects like cooking, wildlife, livestock, nutrition, sewing, archery and shooting sports, ceramics, electricity, computers, science, and many more.
Membership is open to youths in kindergarten through the 12th grade. We always need and welcome adult volunteers.
4-H Mission 4-H empowers youth to reach their full potential, working and learning in partnership with caring adults.
4-H Vision A world in which youth and adults learn, grow and work together as catalysts for positive change.
4-H is conducted by the Cooperative Extension System of the nation's Land-Grant Universities through a partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and county governments across the country. 4-H today is having a strong impact on youths and on America.