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What is 4-H?


    4-H is delivered by Cooperative Extension - a community of more than 100 public universities across the nation that provide experiences where young people learn by doing. For more than 100 years, 4-H has welcomed young people of all beliefs and backgrounds, giving kids a voice to express who they are and how they make their lives and communities better.


    We Believe In:

    • all young people’s potential;
    • developing young people who are empowered, confident, hard-working, determined, responsible and compassionate—seeing a world beyond themselves so that they have the life-long skills to succeed in college and career,
    • ensuring access and equity for all,
    • the power of America’s leading public universities,
    • the practice of positive youth development (PYD)* by creating positive learning experiences,
    • caring and trusted adult mentors who cultivate positive relationships with youth,
    • creating safe, diverse and inclusive environments, and
    • meeting young people wherever they are.