4-H Youth Development - Lincoln County

4-H Alumni on Extension 100th Bday

Oregon 4-H is an informal, practical, learn-by-doing statewide youth educational and development program provided by the OSU Extension Service and offered in our area through the Lincoln County Office. 4-H participation is open to all Lincoln County youth in grades K through 12.

The purpose of 4-H is to assist youth in acquiring knowledge, developing life skills and forming attitudes that will enable them to become self-directing, productive and contributing members of society. Adult leaders and youth work toward these goals through a series of activities that relate to the total concept of youth development.

OSU faculty members with expertise in youth development work with community volunteers to provide educational projects and activities for 4-H members. Many 4-H members participate in 4-H clubs, small groups of youth who learn cooperatively while working together on projects. The group is led by one or more adult volunteers. Youth have a variety of projects in which to participate, such as animal science, home economics, natural science, expressive arts, citizenship, and leadership. To learn more about the types of available projects, visit the Projects page.

4-H is America’s largest out of school educational program for youth. More than 6 million youth participate in 4-H each year, and it is estimated nearly 36 million American adults are former 4-H members.

The 4-H Pledge

 "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". 

The 4-H Motto

“To make the best better.”

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