4-H Empowers Kids with the Skills to Lead for a Lifetime
What is 4-H?
In 4‑H, we believe in the power of young people. We see that every child has valuable strengths and real influence to improve the world around us. We are America’s largest youth development organization—empowering nearly six million young people across the U.S. with the skills to lead for a lifetime.
4‑H is a Community
Arizona 4‑H is delivered by University of Arizona Cooperative Extension—that provides experiences where young people learn by doing. Kids complete hands-on projects in areas like healthy living, STEM, agriculture and citizenship, in a positive environment where they receive guidance from adult mentors and are encouraged to take on proactive leadership roles. Kids experience 4‑H in every county and parish in the country—through in-school and after-school programs, school and community clubs and 4‑H camps.
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4-H healthy living programs engage youth in positive development in areas of mental, emotional, and physical well-being. Whether youth are working with substance abuse prevention or educating peers about healthy eating habits, 4-H healthy living programming helps youth to put their health related passion into action.
STEM & Agriculture
4-H STEM and agriculture programs encourage youth to develop their passion for the diverse aspects of agriculture, science, technology, engineering, and math. Through hands-on projects and activities, 4-H youth learn life skills while pursuing an area that sparks their interest. Youth develop an innovative entrepreneurial spirit while developing projects in areas of environmental, plant and animal science.
4-H citizenship programs develop youth in areas of community engagement and leadership. Through diverse opportunities at the state, national, and international level, youth learn how to be more engaged citizens.