The 4-H Guiding Principles are the foundation of positive youth development programming.
4-H learning experiences happen through participation in activities, experiences, and through social interaction guided by caring adults and peers.
4-H is organized as a federal, state and local, public-private partnership.
Millions of youth around the country will become “aerospace engineers” for a day on Wednesday, as 4-H National Youth Science Day’s “Rockets to the Rescue” takes center stage during National 4-H Week, Oct. 5–11.
There are numerous opportunities for young adults to engage with the 4-H program. From older teens to the twenty-somethings, there is an amazing experience waiting to be undertaken. This fact sheet provides a few examples.
In making authorization decisions regarding the use of the 4-H Name and Emblem, 4-H National Headquarters uses a checklist as one of the primary decision tools.
Kentucky 4-H makes it possible for more than 150,000 youth each year to experience life skill decision making through development of critical thinking, problem solving, and scientific processing skills. These skills will not only help them in relation to STEM fields, but also allow them to make better, more analytical decisions in all aspects of their lives. NIFA originally published this impact in the in the NIFA 2015 Annual Report.
Alcorn State University’s 4-H program and UnitedHealthcare teamed up to conduct the 4-H Food Smart Families Program to fight hunger and food insecurity.
Commercial vendors, private organizations, and all other entities must apply for and receive authorization in order to use the 4-H Name or Emblem.