What is 4-H?
4-H is the only federally authorized youth serving organization. It is also the largest youth serving organization in the country. It is a volunteer-led organization that reaches youth through a variety of programs in both rural and urban settings. 4-H provides fun, educational opportunities at the local, state, national, and international levels. 4-H programs are hands-on, age-appropriate, and university-based. 4-H helps youth improve their self-confidence; learn subject matter; and develop important skills including leadership, citizenship, communication, and decision-making that can be applied over a lifetime. For older teens, 4-H also offers opportunities to develop and test their leadership skills as 4-H volunteers and working with youth. For Adults, 4-H offers opportunities for training in a variety of areas including youth development, instruction, and more.
Who can be involved with 4-H?
Anyone can be involved with 4-H. To be a 4-H Member you must be between the ages of 7-18. 4-H has monthly meetings, summer camps, leadership experiences, and more to be involved with at a level you choose! 4-Her's also have a special division in the local fair to participate and exhibit projects made during the year. Meade County 4-H also offers a 4-H Clover Bud program that works with hands-on learning experiences for children 5 and 6 years old. But anyone, at any age can help be involved with 4-H. Club leaders, Project leaders, and volunteers are always needed. If you have a passion or hobby that you would like to get youth interested in, contact the Extension Office and we will get you started!