What is 4-H
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 youth together that have common interests. Second, the youth choose one or more projects. Projects are chosen from among one hundred project areas offered (see below), or if they don't see the one they like, they can create their own project. Third, the group enrolls as a club, and fourth meets together to learn and have FUN.
Main project categories:
- Citizenship and Civic Education
- Communications and Expressive Arts
- Consumer and Family Sciences
- Environmental Education and Earth Science
- Healthy Lifestyle Education
- Personal Development and Leadership
- Plants and Animals
- Science and Technology
4-H Youth Programs Creed: Learn by doing
4-H Youth Programs Mission Statement: Assist youth in acquiring knowledge, building character, and developing life skills in a fun learning environment that will enable them to become self-directing, productive members of society.
4-H Youth Programs Motto: To make the best better
4-H Youth Programs Pledge:
My head to clear thinking
My heart to greater loyalty
My hands to larger service
My health to better living
For my club, my community, my country, and my world.