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4-H Youth Development


What is 4-H?

The UF/IFAS Extension 4-H Youth Development Program uses a learn-by-doing approach to help youth gain the knowledge and skills they need to be responsible, productive citizens. This mission is accomplished by creating safe and inclusive learning environments, involving caring adults, and utilizing the expertise and resources of the University of Florida and the nationwide land grant university system.

4-H Volunteers

Orange County 4-H relies upon hundreds of volunteers to deliver meaningful 4-H experiences to youth in all program and project areas. The 4-H Agent faculty and staff screen and support these volunteers in their roles as well as facilitate county 4-H events and opportunities. Contact the Orange County 4-H Office to learn how to become a volunteer.

4-H Youth Membership and Project Areas

4-H has three major project areas: S.T.E.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), Healthy Living and Citizenship/Leadership. Under these heading are hundreds of project topics for 4-H member involvement. 4-H works with University faculty to develop research-based educational curriculum that is both age-appropriate and useful for club or classroom delivery.