WHAT IS 4-H??
4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills. 4-H provides members with a safe, family-friendly environment to learn, make friends, and explore career paths by participating in projects of interest to them.
Texas 4-H is part of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas A&M System. Founded in 1908, 4-H is the largest youth development program in Texas, reaching more than 550,000 youth each year.
You may think 4-H is only for your friends with animals, but it’s so much more! You can do projects like dog training, shooting sports, food science, healthy living, robotics, fashion, and photography.
4-H encourages members to be caring and conscientious by getting involved in community service projects throughout the year. These service projects may be carried out on a county, district, state, or national level.
“LEARN BY DOING”
What do all of those H’s stand for, anyway?
The H’s pertain to the 4-H pledge:
I pledge my Head to clearer thinking, my Heart to greater loyalty, my Hands to larger service, and my Health to better living, for my club, my community, my country and my world.
HEAD stands for clearer thinking and decision making – knowledge that is useful throughout life.
HEART represents greater loyalty, strong personal values, positive self-concept and concern for others.
HANDS stand for larger service, workforce preparedness, useful skills and science and technology literacy.
HEALTH stands for better living and healthy lifestyles.
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension provides equal opportunities in its programs and employment to all persons, regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity. The Texas A&M University System, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the County Commissioners Courts of Texas Cooperating