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4-H Youth Development


4-H is the nation’s largest youth development organization. 4-H is a non-formal, practical educational program for youth, ages 5-18. Florida 4-H is the youth development program of Florida Cooperative Extension, a part of the University of Florida IFAS. The Florida 4-H Youth Development Program uses a learn-by-doing approach and caring adults to help youth gain the knowledge and life skills they need to be productive, responsible citizens. Pinellas County 4-H consists of a variety of programs that teach youth life skills to help them grow to be successful adults. To learn more:

Chester Ochs 4-H Educational Center

The Chester Ochs 4-H Center has been an active and critical portion of the UF/IFAS Pinellas County Extension office since 1991. The center has provided countless youth and 4-H volunteers an opportunity to teach and experience activities from archery to agriculture. It's primary function has been the youth garden. Visit the link above to learn more about the Ochs 4-H Center and the new community garden for 2019.

Upcoming Events and Programs

Check out our upcoming events! We update this events page regularly, so check back often for any new county events. We have exciting day workshops, amazing summer camps, and many more fun things going on in Pinellas County 4-H. A full calendar of 4-H events can be found here, on our 4-H Facebook, and in the Important Documents section.

Dino 4-H Group

Important 4-H Resources

Visit this page to find all the documents you will need as a Pinellas 4-H member or volunteer. Documents include, rubrics and score sheets for competitions, project record books, Pinellas 4-H Calendar of Events, forms and rules, the Standards of Excellence applications, a current list of clubs, and other important documents all in one place.