Head, Heart, Hands, and Health
4-H is an informal education that is a valued addition to a young person's learning process. 4-H programs are cooperatively developed in partnership with the United States Department of Agriculture, University of Vermont Extension and other land-grant colleges across the country, and local communities. 4-H creates opportunities that promote positive youth development. Learn more by contacting 4-H representatives in your area.
Want to volunteer?Fill out the application form. Volunteers are the heart of the program and organize clubs, serve as after school program staff, in-school resources, mentors or fundraisers.
Looking for leader resources or training?Visit our leader resources page.
Get involved with 4-H through one (or more) of the following:
- 4-H clubs: Belong to a group, elect officers, plan and attend meetings, conduct community service, participate in competitions or events. Typically clubs pick a project with a learn-by-doing approach that serves as a vehicle for learning about the subject while picking up life skills.
- 4-H programs and projects: A short-term opportunity to learn a particular subject while also learning life skills. It is less formal than a 4-H club and may be used as part of an after school program or summer camp.
- 4-H in schools: In-school enrichment opportunities supplement or enhance classroom learning conducted by either the teacher or a volunteer. In addition, after-school programs offer the same learning experience while offering students a place to go between school and home.
Last modified July 14 2011 08:54 AM