4-H Youth Development

Credit: Marci B Photography (Cropped from original)

Unlocking the potential of young people to learn, grow and thrive is at the core 4-H Youth Development. Our vision is that all youth experience a positive, thriving trajectory of development that leads to an adulthood marked by health and well-being, economic stability, social success and civic engagement. A network of educators and highly trained volunteers help youth find and build on their interests and strengthen their leadership and life skills.

Want to better understand what 4-H does and the research behind it? Enjoy examples of 4-H member experiences and how youth development research is integral in 4-H opportunities.

The Science of Learning and Development in Action in 4-H

Many thanks to the American Institute for Research (AIR) for your work on this project.

Photo by 4-H staff (Cropped from original)
Photo by Lynn Ketchum (Cropped from original)
All photos taken by Candi Bothum (Cropped from original)

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