4-H Youth Development Program
4-H Youth Development Program
4-H Youth Development Program
University of California
4-H Youth Development Program

Adult Roles in a 4-H Club

Adult Roles
Adult Volunteers, Club Leaders and parents are a valued and essential part of the 4-H program and have a profound impact on the life trajectory of 4-H members.  

Adult Volunteers serve in a variety of roles in a 4-H club: 


The Role of Parents

Parents and adult volunteers helping in the 4-H Youth Development Program are encouraged to be respectful of the club's youth and adult leaders. The club's youth members should make the club's decisions. Adult leaders should serve as advisors, project leaders, resource providers, and youth coaches.

Parents are encouraged to attend meetings and participate in club activities and events. Adults should also support their child’s efforts by providing resources and supplies for projects, encouraging youth leadership, and, if necessary, facilitating the planning process. Read more in the Adult Guidelines .

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