4-H Target Programs
4-H programs are grounded in the belief that youth learn best by doing.
Youth complete hands-on projects in areas like science, health, agriculture, and citizenship in a positive environment where they receive guidance from adult mentors and are encouraged to take on proactive leadership roles.
Regardless of the project area, all 4-H programs include mentoring and career readiness as core elements.
Stem & Agriculture
4-H science programs provide 4-H youth the opportunity to learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) through fun, hands-on activities and projects. 4-H science programs are available through local clubs, schools, local partnerships, and grant-funded programs. 4-H celebrates National Youth Science Week every October.
4-H healthy living programs help 4-H youth learn how to lead lives that balance physical, mental, and emotional health. Focus areas for 4-H healthy living programs include nutrition, childhood obesity, drug awareness, bullying prevention, health and fitness, safety, stress management, and food science.
4-H citizenship programs empower young people to be well-informed citizens who are actively engaged in their communities and the world. One unique learning opportunity for Washington State youth is the Know Your Government (KYG) program offered annually with a culminating event at the state capitol. The KYG program strengthens the connection between youth and our political and social networks through education, experience, application, and inspiration.