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4-H Youth Development


4-H is the nation’s largest youth development organization. Over 230,000 members in the State of Florida help to make up the community of more than 6.5 million young people across America. 4-H is a non-formal, practical educational program for youth. Florida 4-H is the youth development program of Florida Cooperative Extension, a part of the University of Florida IFAS. 4-H is open to all youth, ages 5-18 and serves youth from all backgrounds and interests. It reaches both boys and girls through 4-H clubs, projects, school-age child care, individual and family learning, mentoring, camping, and school enrichment.

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Get Involved

4-H is open to all youth, ages 5-18, determined as of September 1 of the current 4-H program year and open to all counties in the State of Florida. Our programs include community clubs, school enrichment, camps, and more. Find out how you can start your 4-H journey today!

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Florida 4-H relies on dedicated volunteers to promote its mission to help youth gain the knowledge and life skills they need to be productive, responsible citizens. Your time as a volunteer will provide these youth the safe environment they need to pursue whatever interests, causes, and leadership roles that are most important to them.

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Resources and More

While some 4-H programs are year-round, many of our opportunities vary by season. In the fall, it is time for the fair and the kick-off of numerous 4-H programs. Winter brings holiday events and activities. Spring is full of school enrichment programs and community service projects and, finally, summer is a time for camping and more. Check out what is going on right now in Nassau County 4-H!