4-H Youth Development

4h logo thumbnail

4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills.

Arlington County 4-H is a rapidly growing program providing youth ages 5-19 with opportunities to engage in hands-on learning experiences through community-based and school-based clubs, camps, educational contests, and more, all under the guidance of adult volunteers trained by 4-H Agents.

Become a 4-H Volunteer

Many people associate 4-H with farms and livestock; while the program has its roots in rural development, it has evolved along with our nation to meet the needs of urban communities, too! 4-H youth can learn about topics and gain mastery in any of the following focus areas:

  • Leadership & Personal Development
  • Environmental Education & Natural Resources
  • Communications & Expressive Arts
  • Jobs, Careers, & Economics
  • Family Consumer Sciences
  • Science & Technology
  • Plant & Soil Science
  • Health, Nutrition & Wellness
  • Citizenship
  • Animal Sciences

The mission of 4-H is to empower youth to reach their full potential, working and learning in partnership with caring adults. 4-Hers are innovative problem-solvers, team players, and community-builders; 4-H alumni are leaders, role models, and active participants in civic life.

4-H MOTTO:       To Make the Best Better!


I pledge …

… my HEAD to learer 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.H H

4-H COLORS: GREEN (for life, springtime, and youth) and WHITE (for purity)

Join the Revolution of Responsibility

Length: 03:15


Upcoming Events

Feb, 12 - 4-H Master Volunteer training

Feb. 15 - 4-H Outdoor Explorers volunteer training