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When you join 4-H, you’re a part of something big! 4-H is the nation’s largest youth development organization, with more than six million members and over 90,000 clubs.
The four H’s are head, heart, hands, and health. That means we are committed to providing opportunities for youth to learn life skills like decision-making, problem solving, caring for others, generosity, making healthy choices, and more.
4-H involves youth in project-based education. Through project learning, youth can explore their interests (“sparks”) and master new skills. 4-H projects are meant to be hands on to create a memorable learning experience. Since 4-H started in the early 1900s, youth have learned by doing. This hands-on process allows youth to understand not only how to do something but also why they are doing it.
Most 4-H youth and the adults who care about them get their start with a 4-H club. Clubs can meet in a variety of settings so we can support youth where they are in the community, in schools, after school, and in military settings. 4-H youth can take part in camps, educational travel experiences, workshops, and much more, as they explore their sparks.
In all of these settings, youth have the chance to become leaders. Youth make decisions. Youth can make their voices heard. The most important part of 4-H is YOUth.
A world in which youth and adults learn, grow, and work together as catalysts for positive change.
A Promise to America’s Kids In 2025, 4-H will reflect the population demographics, vulnerable populations, diverse needs and social conditions of the country.
4-H empowers youth to reach their full potential working and learning in partnership with caring adults.
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Courtesy National 4-H Council
Wisconsin lives out the National vision and mission by focusing on expanding access through diversity, equity and inclusion, nurturing developmental relationships among young people and through youth-adult partnerships, providing opportunities for civic engagement and leadership, and, expanding post-secondary pathways for young people.
Head, Heart, Hands, and Health are the four Hs in 4‑H, and they are the four values members work on through fun and engaging programs.
I pledge my HEAD to clearer thinking, my HEART to greater loyalty, my HANDS to larger service, and my HEALTH to better living, for my club, my community, my country, and my world.