About 4-H & Youth Development
4-H is America’s largest
youth development organization.
4-H works through a community of more than 100 public universities across the nation. Adult mentors provide experiences to help kids learn by doing. Youth select from a local menu of hands-on projects in areas like science, health, agriculture and citizenship.
We empower young people with the skills to lead for a lifetime.
This experience grows leaders with life skills like confidence, resilience and curiosity. This produces 4-H’ers who are 2X more likely to make healthy decisions, 2X more likely to pursue STEM opportunities and 4X more like to give back to their communities.
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.
Who can join?
Youth ages 5-8 years old by October 1st of the current 4-H year may join Cloverbuds, which is the introductory level of 4-H. This is a non-competitive, experience-based program built on the principles of age appropriate learning activities.
Youth ages 8-18 years old by October 1st of the current 4-H year may join a regular 4-H club as a full member who can enroll in several different projects of their choosing. Individuals older than 18 years of age who have special needs are eligible to participate in 4-H provided they are still enrolled in high school.
The official colors of 4-H are green and white.
Green is nature's most common color and stands for springtime, life, youth and growth. White symbolizes purity and high ideals.
Adults 19+ years old are welcomed and encouraged to become volunteers. The level and time commitment varies per individual volunteer and with over 200 project areas to choose from, the opportunities are limitless.
New volunteers are required to complete a background check at the time of enrollment. Please contact our office for detailed instructions.