4-H offers a youth development experience for all youth ages 5-19. 4-H empowers youth to reach their full potential, working and learning in partnership with caring adults.
The United Nations’ celebrates International Youth every August and this year’s theme is Youth Leading Sustainability.
Military-connected youth have an exciting opportunity to join other members of the military family this summer.
The purpose of a collegiate 4-H program is service, leadership development and professional development. Collegiate 4-H activities can range from working directly with state, county, or local 4-H groups to serving as volunteer leaders for projects, educational workshops, contests, judging competitions, or assisting with service projects. Additionally, collegiate 4-H programs are to be actively involved in campus activities through the involvement in community service projects and promoting positive youth development.
While the majority of 4-H youth development work is conducted with youth at the school age level, the 4-H program also provides an opportunity for young adults.
The National 4-H Conference is the premier, national leadership and civic engagement youth event in 4-H and will take place March 25-30, 2017. During the conference, 4-H youth delegates, who are high school students, present their voices in 15 to 30 minute briefings to federal agencies on pressing national topics. College youth serve a major role at the conference as group facilitators for these high school youth roundtables, guiding the development and presentation of the briefings.
The Essential Elements of 4-H focus on the social, physical, and emotional well-being, and are necessary for positive youth development.
For more than a century, 4-H has helped young people open doors to new opportunities. 4-H helped Noelle Fields grow from a shy student to a flourishing young woman whose leadership skills were recognized by the Governor of Mississippi.
4-H offers a youth development experience for youth ages 5-19. 4-H encourages youth to reach their full potential through working and learning in partnership with caring adults.