Growing the next generation of Wisconsin leaders
While 4-H is rooted in agriculture, it has grown into so much more
As the largest youth development organization in the nation, we provide a place for all kids to reach their full potential. They’re able to see the world beyond themselves through hands-on, research-based experiences in every corner of Wisconsin.
4-H has something for everyone!
And getting started is easy
Most 4-H youth and the adults who care about them get their start with a 4-H club in their community. Based on their interests and guided by adult mentors, youth develop their own pathway.
In Wisconsin alone, there are more than 500 distinct project-based activities to spark lifelong learning, including:
- Science, technology, engineering and math
- Civic engagement
- Health programs
- And more!
Values rooted in an inclusive, safe and supportive environment
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.
Courtesy of National 4-H Council
Empowering Wisconsin youth to lead for a lifetime
Positive youth development studies have affirmed that compared to their peers, young people involved in 4-H are:
Source: Lerner, R. M., et. al. (2005). 4-H Study of Positive Youth Development
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