The 4-H movement is committed to providing youth development opportunities and promoting positive change for young people. Together we can make the best, better. Take the 4-H Movement Challenge!
In Wisconsin 4-H we value:
In 4-H, the critical components of a successful learning experience are a sense of Belonging, Independence, Mastery, and Generosity. Across each curriculum, these 4-H Essential Elements are embedded through the learning experience.
Youth need to know they are cared about by others and feel a sense of connection to others in the group.
In order to develop self-confidence youth need to feel and believe they are capable and they must experience success at solving problems and meeting challenges.
Youth need to know that they are able to influence people and events through decision-making and action.
Youth need to feel their lives have meaning and purpose.
4-H Thriving Model
We’ve learned that youth thriving is dependent on having high quality 4-H programs where youth feel like they belong and have relationships with supportive adults. We also know that thriving youth achieve important developmental outcomes, like personal responsibility, academic motivation, confidence, and high personal standards.
The 4-H Pledge is a way to get a glimpse of what 4-H members and leaders focus on in this year round youth development program.
Resources for Club Leaders