4-H Youth Development

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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

2016 Urban Bird Celebration in Arlington

All ages youth and families are invited to join us on April 23rd in Lubber Run Park to learn more about birds. Hands on activities, light refreshments and more!

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

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