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4-H youths enjoy the scenery from and activities on a dock at camp

4-H YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

The 4-H Youth Development Program provides educational experiences through a "learn by doing" approach and helps youth acquire knowledge, develop life skills, and form attitudes to enable them to become self-directed, productive, and contributing members of society. Through 4-H experiences and relationships, youth build better lives and become better stewards, employees, community citizens, and leaders.

Program topics include:

  • Traditional 4-H Clubs
  • Neighborhood 4-H Clubs
  • 200-plus 4-H Project Areas
  • Citizen, Leadership, and Life Skills Development
  • Adult Volunteer Leadership Development

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RECENT 4-H BLOG POSTS

The Sustainable Communities Workshop youth video contest

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Explore your environment at 4-H Camp

Do you want to learn more about the environment and what you can do to protect it? Look no further than 4-H Exploring Your Environment Day Camp! What happens at 4-H Camp? This year, 15 4-Hers spent a week discovering the world around them at...
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We are what we don’t eat: combating food waste

Making conscious decisions about the food we eat is essential to a healthy lifestyle. But what about the food that never enters our bodies? A significant amount of all food ever grown, processed, prepared, and distributed becomes food...
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