4-H Youth Development
4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills.
Caring adults who support our programs are essential for youth to achieve their potential. Adults can share guidance, knowledge and wisdom, as well as model respect and provide skills training. Each of the four H's of the clover represent ways youth can grow and develop.
Head, critical thinking, problem solving;
Heart, self-discipline, integrity, communication;
Hands, serving others; and
Health, choosing healthy lifestyles.
In 4-H, youth have fun with a purpose!
4-H had its beginnings in rural America, but it now serves youth in urban and suburban communities as well. Kansas 4-H is open to youth who are between the ages as of 7 to 18 on January 1st. Additionally, the non-competitive 4-H Cloverbud program is offered to youth ages 5 and 6. The new 4-H year starts October 1st. While Youth may sign-up anytime, there is a May 1st deadline to register project areas for fair participation.
4-H Clubs are found county-wide!
Find more information under the clubs tab