4-H is a community of young people across Garfield County who are learning leadership, citizenship and life skills. 4-H is about having fun, learning, exploring and discovering. In 4-H, young people make new friends, develop new skills, become leaders and help shape their communities.
Since its humble beginnings more than 100 years ago, 4-H has grown to become the nation’s largest youth development organization. Today, 4-H meets the needs of and engages young people in positive youth development experiences. In looking to the next century, 4-H further develops its programs and continues its motto of “Making the Best Better.”
4-H gives young people a chance to pursue their own interests – from photography to computers, from building rockets to raising sheep. The list of 4-H projects is expansive. 4-H members go places – to other states, to district, state and national conferences. They learn to be leaders and active citizens.
In 4-H clubs, members serve as officers and learn to conduct meetings, handle club funds, and facilitate group decision-making. They give back to their communities. 4-H members get involved in volunteer projects to protect the environment, mentor younger children and help people who are less fortunate.