What is 4-H

4-H youth programs provide opportunities for youth to develop skills they can use now and throughout their life.   Iowa 4-H builds upon a century of experience as it fosters positive youth development that is based on the needs and strengths of youth, their families, and communities. Read more about

Explore 4-H

4-H is a community of 6 million young people across the world who are learning how to live healthy, be leaders, and become engaged in their communities and use science and technology to make good decisions for their and their communities’ future.    Read more about

Join 4-H

For over 100 years Iowa 4-H has been delivering research based educational programs for K-12 Youth in Iowa. Using its experiential model of “DO”, “REFLECT” and “APPLY” 4-H programs are designed to teach Healthy Living, STEM, Leadership/Civic Engagement and Communication and the Arts. Each year almost 100,000 youth in Iowa participate via one of our program delivery modes.

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4-H Clubs and Learning Communities

Kids learn by doing with positive adults and friends in a fun and safe setting.  Whether coding, photography, stargazing, soccer, rabbits, robots, cultural diversity, dance, etc.  there is a 4-H learning community working on that. Read more about

4-H Weekly News & the 4-H Newsletter

4-H Weekly News is posted each Wednesday afternoon by the State 4-H Office at ISU.  Come back each week to keep up-to-date on opportunities, events, grants, forms, fair info, and fun!
Iowa 4-H Newsletter, a monthly recap of what's happening in Iowa 4-H. Sign up for future editions by clicking here. Read more about