A 4-H club is a group of youth that meets regularly to work on 4-H projects, perform community service, develop leadership skills and work in team environments. Adult volunteer leaders help youth learn about topics that most interest them and build valuable life skills through an intentional process that helps them meet key developmental needs. The four H's (head, heart, hands and health) represent the four basic human needs: independence, belonging, generosity and mastery. Research indicates that youth whose basic needs are met in positive ways are likely to grow into active citizens and contributing members of their families and communities.
The 4-H Club Coordinator provides an extensive orientation to the 4-H club model and theory, organization and management. On-going support and additional training opportunities are available. The following section provides the tools necessary to carry out a well managed 4-H club program.
Last updated March 27, 2018