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.

Additional 4-H Information