Featured Partner - Farm Credit

Farm Credit understands the importance of youth and building their skills to become the informed consumers and leaders Farm Credit needs. Through the National 4‑H Council and Farm Credit partnership, hundreds of 4‑H members associated with historically black and Native American colleges and universities have engaged in life-changing leadership conferences and experiences. Farm Credit funding is made possible by the more than 1,000 directors and employees of Farm Credit banks and institutions across America.

Program Areas

Leadership & Personal Development

4‑H is an innovator in developing youth leadership and decision-making skills to prepare young people for the future. Our citizenship programs engage youth in programs, organizations, and communities where they share a voice, influence, and decision-making authority. 4‑H citizenship programs equip young people with confidence and leadership skills to be leaders today and tomorrow.

Community Action

4‑H members contribute hundreds of thousands of hours back to their community every year. Service is a hallmark of all 4‑H programs, teaching youth about the importance of giving back, improving our communities and developing innovative solutions to solve problems, large or small. 4‑H’ers learn skills such as teamwork, critical thinking, community engagement and build a sense of compassion. confidence and pride.

Communication & Expressive Arts

From filmmaking to photography, our communication arts programs and curricula emphasize artistic expression and communication. 4‑H’s visual arts programs include both print and digital media so youth have the opportunity to use the latest technology. Our theater programs teach communication skills, creative thinking, improvisation and writing.