4-H is...Learning by doing, and is available to all boys and girls in the 3rd through 12th grades, from urban, suburban and rural areas. First, an adult leader brings together youth that have common interests. Second, the youth choose one or more projects. Projects are chosen from among 100 project areas offered, or if you don't see the one you like, you can create your own project. Third, the group enrolls as a club, and fourth meets together to learn and have FUN. Clubs are able to explore 4-H activities, events and trips. In 4-H there are events happening all year round.
4-H works closely with the Youth and Families with Promise (YFP) program, which is designed to address youth problems through early intervention with at-risk-youth, ages 10-14, and their families. YFP is a two level mentoring program, with both young-adult mentors and grandparent-age mentor couples, designed to reduce and prevent delinquent behavior.
What is a 4-H Club?
Clubs may be organized on a project basis or on a community basis. Traditional clubs that have been, and will continue to be, the basic unit and foundation of the 4-H program are:
* A PROJECT club has members of about the same age working on the same project area together.
* A COMMUNITY club includes a larger number of members of various ages who work on a variety of projects.
* A FAMILY club utilizes parents as leaders.