4-H Youth Development
4-H -(noun): A community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills.
UW-Extension youth programs teach young people about responsibility, decision-making, problem solving and leadership. Through hands-on activities, youth learn practical life skills while having fun. Activities include civic engagement, nurtrition, cultural competency, enrichment in the arts, community gardening, camping, sewing, cooking and computer technology.
4-H & Youth Development programs teach young people to…
- Develop and test practical living skills in a safe and supportive “real world” environment.
- Become actively engaged in their communities and better informed about local issues.
- Prepare for the world of work through direct experience with projects and activities that correspond to future career opportunities.
- Experience success in a non-formal learning environment.
- Develop communication and problem-solving skills through public presentation and group work
WISCONSIN 4-H VISION
4-H Youth Development: A catalyst for positive community youth development.
WISCONSIN 4-H MISSION
UW-Extension 4-H Youth Development integrates research, education, and community-based partnerships, enabling youth to learn and practice skills to be productive citizens.
4-H is a youth organization that belongs to the members, their families and other interested adults who serve as volunteer leaders. In 4-H, young people share, grow, and learn together from various projects, events, and activities in informal situations under the guidance of their families and other leaders.
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