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
“MAKE THE BEST BETTER”
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
“LEARN BY DOING”
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.