What is 4-H?
4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills. 4-H is the nation’s largest positive youth development and mentoring organization, empowering 6 million young people every day!
The four H’s represent the head, heart, hands, and health. That means we are committed to providing opportunities for youth to learn lifeskills like decision-making, problem-solving, caring for others, generosity, making healthy choices, and more.
4-H involves youth in project-based education. Through project learning, youth can explore their interests and master new skills. 4-H projects are meant to be hands-on to create a memorable learning experience. Since 4-H started in the early 1900s, youth have learned by doing. This hands-on process allows youth to understand not only how to do something but also why they are doing it.
Most 4-H youth, and the adults who care about them, get their start with a 4-H club. Clubs can meet in a variety of settings so we can support youth where they are in the community, in schools, after school, and in military settings. 4-H youth can take part in camps, educational travel experiences, workshops, and much more, as they explore their sparks.
Who can join?
4-H is open to all youth in 5-year-old Kindergarten through one year past high school. 4-H is available to those who live in the cities, suburbs, towns, and villages! 4-H is open to all youth regardless of race, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or disability.
You can now purchase your Racine County 4-H Cookbook!
Welcome! We are glad you are here. When you join 4-H, you are a part of something big! 4-H is the nation’s largest youth development organization with more than six million members.
Click here to be contacted about your interest in becoming a 4-H member or 4-H volunteer.