Basic 4-H Info

Why Should I Enroll My Family in 4-H?44H More than you Imagined

4-H is the youth development program of the Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service and Prairie Veiw A&M Cooperative Extension Service that focuses on the needs, concerns & interests of youth.  Its aim is to help youth gain a positive self-concept,  increase positive rational social behavior, increase knowledge and problem-solving capabilities through planned individual pr0jects, meetings, group activities and participation in different events.  Members develop new skills, learn cooperation, develop leadership abilities, improve their citizenship and best of all have fun.


What are the different ways to Participate in 4-H?

Youth can participate in 4-H progrmas via 4-H clubs, short term project groups, and other 4-H activities.

  •  4-H Clubs are organized groups that meet at regularly scheduled time and place with volunteer leaders and elected youth officers.  Clubs usually meet once a month, although some meet more frequently.  Several types of clubs can be organized:  community clubs, project clubs which are organized around a common interest of the youth, and a school club which is organized in a public or private school.
  • Short-Term Groups work on a specific project which are usually completed in 6 or more meetings.  Two major types of short terms groups are school curriculum enrichment projects and special interest projects.


4-H Emblem & Colors

The 4-H club emblem is a four-leaf clover with letter “H” on each leaf.  The four “H” stand for head, heart, hands, and health.  The leaves of the clover are green and the letters are white.  The green is nature’s most common color and is a symbol of youth, life, and growth.  The white of the letters is for purity.

4-H Moto

“To Make the Best Better”


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.


4-H Prayer

Help me, O Lord, to live so that the world may be a little better because Thou didst make me.


4-H History

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