Since 4‑H began more than 100 years ago, it has become the nation’s largest youth development organization. The 4‑H idea is simple: help young people and their families gain the skills needed to be proactive forces in their communities and develop ideas for a more innovative economy.
You can join as early as 3rd grade (8 years old) to 12th grade (18 years old). 4-H is an extracurricular activity so you do not have to be enrolled in a public school to join. We also have Clover Kids for those under 8 years old and volunteer oppurtunites for Adults. So 4-H is truly for the whole family.
4‑H is led by a unique private-public partnership of universities, federal and local government agencies, foundations, and professional associations. These partners work together to provide rich educational content and curriculum, resources in cutting-edge technology, insight into the latest national issues, and innovative thought-leadership.