About Clatsop County 4-H

Approximately 450 youth between ages 5-19 are educated by around 150 leaders in Clatsop County. There are a variety of projects that youth enroll in, which include beef, sheep, swine, horse, small animals, clothing, cooking, art, and gardening, etc.  The program is active year round and teaches youth responsibility, confidence, and general life skills through project participation. Clatsop County 4-H members have been selected as Oregon Ambassadors National 4-H Congress delegates held in Atlanta, Georgia, and are representing Oregon in poultry and dairy judging teams across the U.S.

Oregon's Vision...

Oregon 4-H is a leader in creating learning experiences where Oregon youth and adults can build a true sense of self esteem and discover positive futures.


  1. Community volunteers as a vital key to success.
  2. Respect for the individual and fostering a caring attitude toward others.
  3. Continuous development of Head, Heart, Hands, and Health to achieve full potential.
  4. An appreciation of human diversity to encourage respect for cultural diversity.
  5. Teamwork to achieve objectives.
  6. Learning through discovery and learning as a lifelong activity.
  7. Developing leadership in youth for a better tomorrow.
  8. Research and knowledge, supported by public universities, providing 4-H with a valid basis for youth development methods.
  9. Partnerships as essential to successful youth and adult development, educational programs, and resource development. (Top)


The mission of the Oregon 4-H Youth Development Program is to develop youth and adult potential to improve communities through...

  • Learning to live
  • Learning to make a living
  • Strengthening families and communities
  • Becoming lifelong learners
  • Developing leadership
  • Using research-based knowledge and the land grant university system. (Top)


4-H has been a national community education and service program in Clatsop County for 86 years. Its character is defined by its unique Mission, Values, and Vision, by its participants--youth members, adult volunteers, staff, and alumni--and by its programs, activities and events, and by it's long history of service, education and training.

4-H CloverCheck out a pictorial history of Clatsop County 4-H! (Coming Soon!) (Top)

4-H Pledge

English Version:

I pledge my head to clearer thinking,

my heart to greater loyalty,

my hands to larger service, and

my health to better living,

for my club, my community, my country and my world.


Spanish Version:

Prometo usar mi mente para pensar con más claridad,

mi corazón para ser más leal,

mis manos para ser más servicial,

mi salud para cuidarme más,

por mi club, mi comunidad, mi país y mi mundo.


Program Objectives

Provide educational programs to assist youth in developing appropriate life and technical skills for adulthood.

Provide volunteer and staff training to assist families and communities in developing sound educational programs for youth. (Top)



  • Develop educational programs for positive youth development.
  • Develop and use curricular materials to support educational programs.
  • Deliver organized youth development programs throughout Clatsop County.
  • Collaborate with other youth serving agencies.
  • Train 4-H volunteers to expand programs for youth.
  • Evaluate effectiveness of 4-H Youth Development Programs. (Top)
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