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Positive youth development

4-H is based on positive youth development approach that recognizes all youth have interests, abilities and strengths that can be enhanced by participation in 4-H programs. Research from Oregon State University suggests that participating in high quality 4-H programs helps youth thrive and thriving youth achieve important developmental outcomes, like academic motivation and success, social competence and high personal standards.

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