4-H Youth Development
4-H is the nation’s largest youth development organizations. 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. Walton County 4-H prides itself in having a diverse selection of opportunities ranging from animal projects, public speaking, shooting sports and art!
According to the 4-H Study of Positive Youth Development (Tufts University), young people in 4-H report better grades, twice the likelihood of making healthy choices and are twice as likely to give back to their community compared to non-4-H'ers. Youth learn life skills, make friends and make the world a better place.
Walton County 4-H serves youth through multiple avenues of programming, including Community Clubs, School Enrichment Programs, Day Camps and more. All programs are supported by UF/IFAS Extension with research based and approved curriculum that coordinates with Florida State Standards.
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. Come share your knowledge, your skills, and your story to shape the leaders of our future!