4-H is the nation's largest youth development and empowerment organization, reaching more than 7 million 4-H youth in all walks of life. 4-H members engage in hands-on learning activities in all curriculum areas, including science, math, healthy living, and community service. Members participate in public speaking through public presentations. Youth and adults work together as one. Members develop life long skills that help them succeed, they grow and contribute as active citizens through service and leadership.
The mission of Cornell Cooperative Extension 4-H Youth Development is to create supportive learning environments in which diverse youth and adults reach their fullest potential as capable, competent and caring citizens.
By combining club project activities with opportunities to publicly show their work, travel to 4-H events, and help others though community service activities, 4-H provides a framework on which young people can build self-confidence, responsibility, and generosity. Studies confirm it. 4-H members are likely to excel in school, lead their peers and give to their communities.
Becoming a member in 4-H can take you places you have never been before! If you are between 5 and 19 years of age you can become a 4-H member.
As a member, you can:
Younger children can still join 4-H as Cloverbuds.
What will I do in 4-H?
4-H members choose projects that interest them. Members attend regular meetings, are involved in public speaking and community service activities, and may serve as a club officer.
How much does it cost to join 4-H?
Joining 4-H clubs costs very little. Individual clubs may charge dues to cover expenses, and some project areas, such as photography and livestock, may require a small investment for supplies and equipment. Clubs get involved in annual county-wide fundraisers that help raise money for their clubs.
When I join 4-H, do my parents have to become leaders?
Parents don't have to become 4-H leaders when you join 4-H, but most leaders appreciate the assistance of parents or other adults. This help can range from being a project leader, to driving members to activities, to supplying refreshments for a meeting.
Interested in Joining? Click the "Join 4-H - Join the FUN" Link!
The 4-H youth development program provides opportunities for all youth ages 5-19 to participate in innovative, fun programs through which they develop life skills.
Check out the April newsletter for events in the 4-H program.
The month of October kicks off the new 4-H year, for this reason we celebrate with 4-H Spirit Day. We had 96 4-H members and their families celebrate the 4-H program.
4-H Agriculture & Tractor Safety Certification Program
Last updated March 27, 2017