4-H'ers participate in 5 million science projects annually

4‑H Programming

4‑H programs are grounded in the belief that kids learn best by doing. Kids and teens complete hands-on projects in areas like science, health, agriculture and civic engagement, 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.