Through 4‑H citizenship programs, youth learn about civic affairs, build decision-making skills and develop a sense of understanding and confidence in relating and connecting to other people. These life skills help grow 4‑H youth into true leaders.
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.
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.