What is 4-H?
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.
- An adult leader brings together youth who have common interests.
- Youth choose one or more projects.
- Projects are chosen from among 100 project areas offered, or if they don’t see the one they like, they can create their own project.
- The group enrolls as a club, and meets together to learn and have FUN. Clubs are able to attend 4-H activities.
Main project categories:
· Citizenship and Civic Education
· Healthy Lifestyle Education
· Communications and Expressive Arts
· Personal Development and Leadership
· Consumer and Family Sciences
· Plants and Animals
· Environmental Education and Earth Science
· Science and Technology
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 100 project areas offered, 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. Clubs are able to explore 4-H activities, events and trips. In 4-H there are events happening all year round.
Who is 4-H for?
- ALL YOUTH and adults
- K-2 Grades: Cloverbud 4-H
- 3-5 Grades: Junior 4-H
- 6-8 Grades: Intermediate 4-H
- 9-12 Grades: Senior 4-H
What is a 4-H Club?
Clubs may be organized on a project basis or on a community basis.
- In a PROJECT club, all members of about the same age work 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 uses parents as leaders.