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4-H Youth Leadership Development


UF/IFAS Extension cultivates and inspires leadership in youth by administering the statewide Florida 4-H Youth Development Program. Valuing a hands-on approach to learning, 4-H provides youth with opportunities to develop skills, accrue knowledge and explore career paths with projects and events on a broad selection of topics from agriculture to robotics to mock government. The organization also offers Collegiate 4-H, volunteer positions and sponsorship opportunities, so there are myriad ways for youth and adults alike to get involved.

Florida 4-H

Visit the Florida 4-H website to learn more about the organization and its mission, or make a donation to help support 4-H. You can also explore current project options and upcoming events, read about 4-H facts and impacts, watch videos with 4-H’ers discussing their experiences, and find out about volunteering opportunities.

4-H & Youth on Blogs.IFAS

Read the latest Florida 4-H news releases as well as posts from UF/IFAS Extension 4-H agents concerning curriculum-based 4-H projects, special events and 4-H camp activities around the state. Because Blogs.IFAS is searchable by county, learn about local 4-H activities without leaving home.

Get Involved

Here, you’ll find information on how your child can join Florida 4-H, including membership requirements, forms and local contacts. Visit the “Projects” section to choose a topic, and check “Events” for upcoming 4-H competitions and gatherings. For summertime fun, see “Camps,” describing programs offered at three locations. Adults interested in volunteering with Florida 4-H can find information on the page as well.