Best practices in youth development
4-H programs incorporate the best practices in the study of youth development in order to fulfill our Vision: To develop healthy, happy, thriving people who make a positive difference in their communities.
Positive youth development experiences help youth to envision and work towards their full potential.
Youth-adult partnerships engage both members and volunteers in equal learning experiences.
We strive to create an atmosphere where youth are able to explore knowledge, share ideas, grow skills, and find their passion. Research shows that when youth are engaged and self-direct their own learning, their learning is optimized.