Core Value

  • 4-H programs are based on the theory and practice of positive youth development. Youth development provides opportunities for young people to experience mastery, belonging, independence, and generosity.
  • Experiential learning forms the basis of our “learn by doing” approach.
  • Youth voice and youth engagement are critical to effective 4-H programming. 4-H believes that all young can be successful and therefore provides access and opportunity for all.