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About 4-H

In 4‑H, we believe in the power of young people. We see that every child has valuable strengths and real influence to improve the world around us. We are America’s largest youth development organization—empowering nearly six million young people across the U.S. with the skills to lead for a lifetime.

4‑H is a Community

4‑H is delivered by Cooperative Extension—a community of more than 100 public universities across the nation that provides experiences where young people learn by doing. Kids complete hands-on projects in areas like health, science, agriculture and citizenship, in a positive environment where they receive guidance from adult mentors and are encouraged to take on proactive leadership roles. Kids experience 4‑H in every county and parish in the country—through in-school and after-school programs, school and community clubs and 4‑H camps.

4-H Events and Programs

Find out about county, regional, state, and national programs in our 4-H Calendar of Events and Programs:

PDF 4-H Calendar of Events 

Program Highlight: Youth for Climate Action

Are you a high school student concerned about climate change?

Do you want to make a meaningful difference here in Rockland County?

Join the Rockland County 4-H Youth for Climate Action, where you can enhance your knowledge of the issues, develop leadership skills, and work with your peers to address climate change.

Through this program, participants will:

  • Explore climate change issues on a global and local scale through demonstrations, talks and community science projects
  • Visit local sites including a solar field, reservoir, creeks, piers, and more!
  • Design, create, and implement a service project centered on climate change
  • Connect with peers and community leaders

Go to the Youth for Climate Action Event Page to learn more and apply!

4-H Bi-Weekly Updates

Stay up-to-date with our weekly email updates! Contact Kristin at klf37@cornell.edu to join the listserv. 

Last updated October 7, 2020