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4-H Youth Development

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About 4-H

What is 4-H?

4-H is America’s largest youth development organization—empowering nearly six million young people around the world, 4-H type clubs now exist in at least 82 countries.

4-H is everywhere–in cities, suburbs, small towns, and rural communities.

Who Can Join 4-H?

4-H is open to every youth, ages 5 to not yet 19, without discrimination!

4-H “age” is determined by the age of the youth by October 1st of the current 4-H year.

Shooting sports and large animal projects require youth to be at least 8 years of age, as of October 1st, to participate.

The 4-H Motto


The 4-H Mission

4-H empowers youth to reach their full potential, working and learning in partnership with caring adults.


Washington State University 4-H Youth Development is developing young people to become productive citizens who are engaged in positive change, meeting the needs of a diverse and changing society.

The 4-H Approach


4-H uses an experiential learning model, which means we “learn by doing” through hands-on experiences, whether it’s learning to build a robot, care for a horse, or do great photography.

4-H Pledge

Head, Heart, Hands, Health band of icons


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Upcoming Events

Mon 05

Cultivating Success Whole Farm Planning

September 19 @ 6:00 pm - December 5 @ 8:30 pm
Wed 07

4-H Council Meeting

December 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Sat 10

Breakfast with Santa

December 10 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Jan 04

4-H Council Meeting

January 4, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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