4-H is a youth development program of the Texas AgriLife Extension Service focusing on the needs, interests, and concerns of young people. Its aim is to help youth acquire a positive self concept, rational social behavior, knowledge and problem solving capabilities. Boys and girls from age 8 (and in the 3rd grade) to age 19 regardless of social-economic level, race, color, sex, religion, handicap, national origin or geographic location may participate.
4-H offers youth opportunities to:
• Develop Leadership • Practice Democracy • Acquire Knowledge and Skills • Develop New Interests • Make New Friends • HAVE FUN!!!!!
4-H Club Pledge
“My HEAD to clearer thinking,
My HEART to greater loyalty,
My HANDS to larger service,
My HEALTH to better living,
For my Club, my Community,
my Country and my World.”
4-H Club Motto
“To Make the Best Better”
“Help me, O Lord, to live so that the world may be a little better because Thou didst make me.” …Amen
Green – Natures most common color is emblematic of springtime.
– LIFE AND YOUTH
White – Symbolic of purity and high ideals
The four-leaf clover with the letter “H” on each leaflet, meaning foursquare development of HEAD, HEART, HANDS, and HEALTH, is the accepted emblem. The emblem is protected by a United States Department of Agriculture copyright.