4-H Youth Development
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.
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:
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)