Since its beginnings, 4-H has emphasized the importance of science, technology, engineering and math to improve everyday life. The history of 4-H is rooted in the concept of bringing new science and technology to the citizens by involving and engaging youth. As the youth development program of the Cooperative Extension system, 4-H is uniquely able to utilize the resources of the 106 land grant colleges and universities to prepare the next generation of scientists, engineers and technology experts.
Through a wide variety of projects, young people can enhance their understanding of science and apply technology and engineering innovations to a wide variety of applications. From animal science, plant science, robotics, aeronautics, GPS, and water quality—there are many ways for youth to apply the latest knowledge to real world issues.