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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. Contact the Orange County 4-H Office to learn how to get involved.


Head, Heart, Hands and Health

4-H Motto

To Make the Best Better

4-H Slogan

Learn by Doing

4-H Pledge

I pledge my head to clearer thinking, my heart to greater loyalty, my hands to larger service, and my health to better living; for my club, my community, my country and my world.

View this video for more information on the benefits of 4-H and how to get involved: 

Melinda Souers headshot

Melinda Souers
Extension Faculty
4-H Youth Development
E-mail: Melinda Souers

Erin Reichel
Extension Faculty
4-H Youth Development
E-mail: Erin Reichel

Giselle Velazquez  
Administrative Assistant
4-H Youth Development
E-mail : Orange County 4-H