4-H is one of the world's largest youth organizations supporting youth, and communities in over 70 countries.

The four Hs represent our core values:

Head: managing, thinking
eart: relating, caring
ands: giving, working
ealth: being, living

In collaboration with country-led partner organizations and agencies around the globe, 4-H provides leadership programs and curricula relevant to today’s youth, and resources to support grassroots, club level, positive youth-development programs that impact youth and communities.

What We Do

4-H programming provides youth with opportunities to succeed through skills development and leadership experiences while being mentored by caring adults in safe, fun, and inclusive learning environments. The 4-H program provides positive experiences designed to support the development of resilient and healthy youth through fostering positive self-identity, self-esteem, responsibility, and a sense of achievement, by incorporating values-based programming in four areas of skills development:

  • Community Engagement and Communications
  • The Environment and Healthy Living
  • Science and Technology
  • Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security
The 4-H Motto

Learn to Do By Doing

The 4-H Pledge

The 4-H Pledge represents the values of 4-H members, volunteers, and alumni around the world:

I pledge
My head to clearer thinking,
My heart to greater loyalty,
My hands to larger service,
My health to better living,
For my club, my community,
my country, and my world.