I pledge my HEAD to clearer thinking

my HEART to greater loyalty,

my HANDS to larger service

and my HEALTH to better living


4-H is America’s largest youth development organization.


We empower young people with skills to lead for a lifetime.


Youth collaborate with caring adult mentors to lead hands-on projects in areas like science, health, agriculture, and citizenship. Mentors provide a positive environment where youth learn by doing. This 4-H experience is delivered by a community of more than 100 public universities across the nation.


This experience grows leaders with life skills like confidence, independence, resilience, and compassion. This produces 4-H’ers who are four times more like;y to give back to their communities, two times more likely to make healthy decisions and two times more likely to pursue STEM opportunities.