4‑H programs are grounded in the belief that kids learn best by doing. Kids and teens
complete hands-on projects in areas like science, health, agriculture and civic
engagement, in a positive environment where they receive guidance from adult mentors
and are encouraged to take on proactive leadership roles. Kids can concentrate on one
focus area or they can try a variety of programs throughout their 4‑H experience.
Regardless of the project area, all 4‑H programs include mentoring and career readiness
as core elements.