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WHAT IS 4-H?

4-H is . . . HEAD, HEART, HANDS AND HEALTH

HEAD: THINKING 

bulb4-H will get you thinking. You’ll learn how to think as a team member and how to work with others to accomplish your goals. 4-H helps you build the knowledge, skills, and attitudes you’ll need to be a strong, productive adult. You’ll find new ways to see the world and to see yourself. 4-H is learning and achieving.

HEART: FEELING

heart It can be tough growing up today. To sort out your thoughts, ideas, and feelings, you can talk with 4-H members and leaders about things that are important to you. You’ll probably find that other people in 4-H feel the same way you do. In 4-H, you develop relationships with other kids and with caring adults. You’ll build friendships and memories that will last a lifetime. 4-H is sharing and caring.

HANDS: DOING

handsIn 4-H, you’ll do fun things and learn skills you can use for the rest of your life–on your job, at home, or with your friends. 4-H’ers work to improve their communities, share their skills and ideas with others, and get hands-on experience for the future. You’ll learn new skills and explore careers that interest you. 4-H is serving others.

HEALTH: LIVING  

health4-H helps you learn to make healthy choices about exercise and eating. Being healthy means feeling good inside and outside, with school, friends, and family. In 4-H, you’ll learn how to develop a healthy lifestyle, and you’ll find out about the consequences of unhealthy decisions. Your physical and emotional well-being are important, and in 4-H you can achieve your fullest potential. 4-H is making healthy choices.

4-H IS YOU!

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4-H MOTTO AND PLEDGE

4-H Club Motto,
To Make the Best Better,

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 CREED

I believe in 4-H Club work for the opportunity it will give me to become a useful citizen.

I believe in the training of my HEAD for the power it will give me to think, to plan, and to reason.

I believe in the training of my HEART for the nobleness it will give me to be kind, sympathetic, and true.

I believe in the training of my HANDS for the ability it will give me to helpful, skillful, and useful.

I believe in the training of my HEALTH for the strength it will give me to enjoy life, to resist disease, and to work efficiently.

I believe in my country, my state, and my community and in my responsibility for their development.

In all these things I believe, and am willing to dedicate my efforts to their fulfillment.

Visit our 4-H page to learn more about our programs in youth development.

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