4-H Youth and Development
What is 4-H?
4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning citizenship, leadership and life skills. 4-H is the community-based educational program of the University of Florida Cooperative Extension Service that involves youth ages 5- 18 in planned "learn by doing" experiences and positive supportive relationships. 4-H is open to all youth ages 5-18 regardless of race, color, religion, sex, disability, or national origin.
What is there to do in 4-H?
The first thing to do in 4-H is to choose a project. 4-H members "learn by doing", so your project work may include competing in a contest, going on a field trip, giving a speech, or working with an animal. In addition to becoming an expert in your project area, a 4-H member will learn leadership and communication skills. There are several clubs in Hamilton County forming. Click on the Clubs link to see the ones that are already meeting.
How do I Join 4-H?
You must complete an enrollment form at the beginning of each 4-H year which is September 1st. Enrollment forms are available from the Hamilton County Extension Office at 1143 US Hwy 41 NW or you may enroll online.
- Florida 4-H Online - online enrollment
Additional 4-H Information
- Florida 4-H
- Florida 4-H Events
- National 4-H
- 4husa.org - 4-H Community
- 4-H Leading the World of Technology
- 4-H Animal Science
- 4-H Career Development
- 4-H Citizenship and Leadership
- 4-H Communication and Expressive Arts & Sciences
- 4-H General Club Materials and Organizational Development
- 4-H Environmental Education
- 4-H Individual and Family Resources
- 4-H Plant Sciences
- 4-H Science and Technology
- Discovering 4-H
4-H Youth Programs
- Involving Youth in the Community Development Process
- Life Skill Development of Oklahoma 4-H Alumni
- Working with School-Age Children series