4-H HOW TO'S
What is 4-H?
4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship and life skills. Participating youth, from grades 3-12, and adult volunteers and leaders “learn by doing” through opportunities in which they gain a sense of belonging within a positive group, cultivate independence with guidance from caring adults and peers, and master life challenges.
The primary goal of 4-H is to assist youth in developing life skills that help them live productive and satisfying lives. Some important life skills include making decisions, solving problems, relating to others, planning and organizing, communicating with others, leading self and others, and applying science and technology. Being part of a 4-H club is one of the most meaningful ways to participate in 4-H. Youth can also be involved in special interest, school enrichment, and mentoring programs sponsored by 4-H.
Mission Statement: Assist youth in acquiring knowledge, building character, and developing life skills in a fun learning environment that will enable them to become self-directing, productive members of society.
My head to clearer thinking,
My heart to greater loyalty,
My hands to larger service and
My health to better living,
For my club, my community,
My country and my world.
4-H Emblem: A green four-leaf clover, with a white “H” on each leaflet.
4-H Motto: To Make the Best Better
4-H Slogan: Learn by Doing
4-H Colors: Green and White
How do I join?
1. BRING TOGETHER a group of young people with similar interests and an adult leader to guide the club. Teens are encouraged to become youth leaders. No previous experience is necessary, just the desire to have fun and learn together as a club.
2. CHOOSE A PROJECT of interest to your group. There are over 100 projects to choose from, or create your own. Contact the 4-H office if you need project ideas. Decide on a name for your club. Choose a day and time to meet that fits the needs of the group.
3. ENROLL A GROUP at your USU County Extension Office by completing an enrollment sheet, paying dues, and picking up club project materials.
4. MEET & LEARN together to complete selected projects. Enter members' finished projects in the County Fair. Learning will be enhanced by including community service projects. Explore other 4-H events, activities and trips.
*4-H Age Guidelines: Official 4-H members are in the third grade through twelfth grade on January 1st of the current year.