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. Visit National 4-H Website
Ready to join and be a part of our 4-H family? We welcome young people of all beliefs and backgrounds, giving kids a voice to express who they are and how they make their lives and communities better.
4-H CloverBuds are ages 5-7 years old of the current year who can participate in non-competitive contests.
4-H Members are ages 8-19 years old of the current year who can participate in competitive contests.
Choose a Maricopa County Club
Contact the Club Leader of the club you are interested in joining to let them know you are signing up. They can give you more information about the club and the types of projects they offer. You can find a club by viewing club map and listings.
Choose a Project(s)
Your Club Leader can help you choose a 4-H project and activity that interests you and your family. You may choose multiple projects and activities during the 4-H year.
Before working with 4-H youth members, volunteers need to complete a screening process. Volunteer Resources will give you all the information you need to become a certified Arizona 4-H Volunteer (DCC).