4‑H Programming

4‑H programs are grounded in the belief that kids learn best by doing. Kids 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. Kids can concentrate on one focus area or they can try a variety of programs throughout their 4‑H experience.

Regardless of the project area, all 4‑H programs include mentoring and career readiness as core elements.

4‑H programs are available in every county and parish in the US. Your local 4‑H office is your best resource to find out which programs are available in your area and how you can enroll your child.

Program Areas

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.

Healthy Living

4‑H healthy living programs help 4‑H youth learn how to lead lives that balance physical, mental, and emotional health.


4‑H citizenship programs empower young people to be well-informed citizens who are actively engaged in their communities and the world.