4-H Youth Development

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
How To Join!
Winnebago Co 4H Fact Sheet 2011
Common Myths
Quick 4-H Facts

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
Oshkosh WI 54901



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