The 4-H Motto
To make the best better
The mission of 4-H is to help youth acquire knowledge, develop life skills and form attitudes to enable them to become self-directed, productive and contributing members of society. 4-H emphasizes the importance of involving youth in the learning process. It is offered free of charge to youth ages 5-18. Youth from all cultural and economic backgrounds get involved in 4-H fun and learning. Members and volunteers live in towns, cities, farms, and suburbs.
How Youth Participate in 4-H
- 4-H Clubs: Community-based and led by volunteer leaders and parents involving youth members
- 4-H After School: Affiliated with existing after-school programs
- 4-H Independent and Family programs: join as an individual member or as a family
- 4-H Local, County, Statewide, and National learning and leadership events
I PLEDGE My head to clearer thinking, My heart to greater loyalty, My hands to larger service, My health to better living, For my club, my community, my county, and my world.