4-H is . . . HEAD, HEART, HANDS AND HEALTH
4-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.
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.
In 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.
4-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!
4-H MOTTO AND PLEDGE
4-H Club Motto,
To Make the Best Better,
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
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.