WHAT IS 4-H?
4-H is a community of young people who are learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills as they work in partnership with caring adults. In 4-H we are committed to helping young people develop skills that will help them succeed. We want to empower all youth to reach their full potential.
4-H POSITIVE YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
In 4-H, youth learn by doing projects that are designed to fit their needs at different ages. Through a variety of projects—from food and forestry to rockets and rabbits—4-H gives children and teens opportunities to learn life skills, to practice them, and become confident in their ability to use them in the future. 4-H teaches young people how to meet their needs for belonging, mastery, independence, and generosity in positive ways. 4-H programming is built around the 8 Essential Elements.