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Highlands County 4-H Youth Development


4-H is the youth development program of the University of Florida and other land-grant universities throughout the United States. This international program provides children and young adults ages 5 to 18 the opportunity to learn the life skills they need to be productive members of society, responsible citizens, and future leaders. 4-H employs the experiential learning theory which revolves around “learning by doing” to teach these skills. The program ensures that each youth will encounter a safe and inclusive learning environment, led by caring adults, to explore content based on land grant university research and resources. Some of the strongest and most popular programs here in Highlands County include Shooting Sports, Livestock and Animals, Plant Science, Leadership, and Citizenship.


Highlands County 4-H Caladium Contest

Highlands County 4-H teaches youth critical life skills such as leadership, citizenship, communication, and responsibility though the hands-on projects and activities we offer. We provide youth in Highlands County with quality, positive youth...

Prepping for the Fair

Many of our 4-H youth have been working are tending to their animals, getting them ready for the upcoming Highlands County Fair. As you continue to make show preparations, it's important to remember your deadlines. Please make sure to double...

4-H Dress

Last week we celebrated National 4-H Week by completing community service projects and displaying our 4-H pride. From green t-shirts, hats, and more, youth have been displaying their love for 4-H around the community throughout the week. During...