What is 4-H?
4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship and life skills.
The 4-H program begins at the club level. Our 4-H members, parents, and leaders meet monthly to have fun, learn and work together in project groups, club activities, special interest groups and many events.
4-H belongs to the members, their families, and other interested adults who serve as volunteers leaders. Leadership is provided by the University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension Service. The 4-H program is a joint effort of county government, the University of Wisconsin, and the United States Department of Agriculture.
4-H is an informal educational program though which parents, other adults, and youth can help young people develop confidence, social skills, decision-making abilities, and subject matter knowledge.
4-H reaches out to youth by partnering with other youth-serving agencies such as local school districts or other youth organizations.
4-H is for everybody regardless of their ethnic background, race, creed, or disability.
Why get involved?
Through 4-H, members develop and practice important life skills. Members will:
- Make decisions and solve problems
- Build self-confidence
- Accept responsibility
- Have a good time that makes learning fun
- Feel a sense of belonging by being part of a 4-H club
- Develop mastery while learning and practicing skills in areas of interest
- Become independent as they are given choices of what to do
- Have a spirit of generosity as 4-H clubs give back to their communities through service
4HOnline.com (Register here)
If you have any questions regarding 4-H Youth Development in Winnebago County, please contact:
625 E County Rd Y Suite 600