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4-H Youth Development

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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.

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Youth

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. 4-H serves youth from all backgrounds and interests. It reaches both boys and girls through 4-H clubs, special – interest groups and short – term projects, school-age child care, individual and family learning and mentoring, camping and school enrichment.

4H kids learn about chickens

Programs

4-H has something for you whether you are a parent looking to send your child to camp, a teacher looking for sound educational research-based curricula, or a youth worker who wants to partner with 4-H to reach more youth.

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Volunteers

4-H relies on dedicated volunteers to promote our mission to help youth gain the knowledge and life skills they need to be productive, responsible citizens. Your time as a volunteer provides youth the safe environment they need to become the leaders of tomorrow.