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4‑H is dedicated to understanding how its programs help youth become responsible citizens leading healthy and productive lives.
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Research on 4‑H programs and more

Grounded in a research-backed approach to positive youth development, 4‑H aims to evaluate the impact of 4‑H programs and better understand how young people experience the world.

In recent years, 4‑H has conducted multiple research studies, including a longitudinal study to assess the effectiveness of its youth development programs and surveys on issues teens faces, such as digital access and mental health. Explore this page to learn more about these topics and more, and download full research reports.


4-H impact

4‑H’s unique hands-on approach gives kids the opportunity to learn by doing and build life skills.

Teen perspectives

Highlighting national youth perspectives on leading teen issues and how it's shaping them.

Greenbay, WI  4-H Tech Changemakers held a STEM fair for middle schoolers where teens introduced them to different technologies.
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