4-H is the youth development program of our nation's Cooperative Extension System and USDA. Believing in the power of young people to make a difference, 4-H is America's largest youth development and youth mentoring organization—empowering almost six million kids with the skills to lead for a lifetime.Through three mission mandates—citizenship, healthy living, and science—4-H provides meaningful opportunities for youth and adults to work together to create sustainable community change. For more information, visit National 4-H. To purchase 4-H apparel, club supplies, and recognition items, visit the 4-H Mall.
In Oregon, 4-H is available to youth ages 5-19 through the Oregon State University Extension Service. For more information and resources, visit the Oregon 4-H Youth Development Program.
Collegiate 4-H clubs are student organizations based on university campuses nationwide. These clubs provide opportunities for members to develop leadership skills, engage in meaningful group projects, enjoy social activities with their peers, have a sense of identity and community on campus, provide service and support to local and state communities and 4-H programs, and for many, facilitate 4-H members’ transition to 4-H volunteers or extension professionals.
The OSU Collegiate 4-H Chapter began in 1929 and has a long and proud history here at Oregon State University. In 2000, the club earned the national club of the year award in the new club division. For more information, visit OSU Collegiate 4-H.
To learn about collegiate 4-H at other land grant universities, contact the 4-H Office.