4-H clubs and activities tap into the unique passions and interests of school-aged youth, sparking their imaginations to become the great thinkers and leaders of tomorrow!
4-H began over 100 years ago in collaboration with our nation's land-grant universities, researchers and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. With almost 7 million members nation-wide, 4-H is the largest youth development organization in the United States.
The fundamental 4-H ideal of practical, "learning by doing" experiences encourages youth to experiment, innovate and think independently. 4-H has three mission mandates:
1. Science, Engineering and Technology (S.E.T.),
2. Healthy Living,
Youth learn leadership, citizenship and life skills through more than 1,000 4-H projects with topics as varied as ecology, forestry, organic farming, nutrition, stewardship, rocketry, GPS mapping, DNA analysis, public speaking, photography, and robotics!