4-H is the youth education branch of the Cooperative Extension Service, a program of the United States Department of Agriculture. Each state and each county has access to a County Extension office for both youth and adult programs.
4-H enables youth to have fun, meet new people, learn new life-skills, build self-confidence, learn responsibility, and set and achieve goals! Youth learn by doing and receive an award for a project.
Members can range from age 5 to age 18
- 4-H starts on a club level, then moves onto a county, district, state, national and international level.
- 4-H offers such a wide range of projects, programs and activities that every member can do well in 4-H.
- Parents, volunteers, community leaders, and Extension staff share their time and talents with 4-H youth.
- Get involved in a community service project through 4-H!
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The 4-H Motto
"To Make the Best Better"
The 4-H Slogan
"Learn By Doing"
The 4-H Pledge
I Pledge My Head to clearer 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.