Iowa 4-H Youth Development strives to increases the quality and quantity of afterschool programs, which provide a safe and supportive environment where caring adults help youth meet their needs for belonging, mastery, independence, and generosity.
Iowa State University of Science and Technology produces a host of educational outreach opportunities. Some take place on campus, other in locations across the state, still others are available wherever you are, just contact the program to sign up.
Connecting Learning & Living is the Iowa leader for the 1 million-dollar USDA People's Garden School Pilot Program titled, Healthy Gardens, Healthy Youth. The national team includes Washington State, Cornell, Iowa State, and Arkansas State University Extension Services.
Collegiate 4-H shall strive to follow the national motto, Continuing to Serve, Serving to Continue. We will serve the needs of our members, Iowa 4-H, the students of Iowa State University and the surrounding 4-H community. We will help to build the future leaders of 4-H through experience in the 4-H program on campus and across the state, striving to benefit youth in the 4-H program. We will follow the 4-H motto of Making the Best Better.
4-H is a community of 6 million young people across the world who are learning how to live healthily, be leaders, become engaged in their communities, and use science and technology to make good decisions for their future and their communities’ future.
County Youth Committees are vital partners in fulfilling the mission of 4-H at the county level. Members are youth and adults from the county who are committed to taking an active role in the decision-making, planning, conducting and evaluating of county 4-H programs.
A 4-H project includes all the learning and activities that you do in one subject area during the entire year. It includes citizenship activities, leadership activities, and communication activities along with learning about your interests.
Music rocks! It's all around us. It's in movies, TV, radio, i-pods, computers, school, concerts, and well, just about everywhere! Music sets the mood and is the focus for voice or instrumental performances. Challenge yourself to learn or increase your skill level!
Do you want to express yourself, be creative, or make an impression? Visual Arts is for you! It may be messy, fun, strange, or unique. You will get to work with paint, chalk, metal, wood, origami, computers and much, much more. Be yourself, explore visual arts!
This 4-H project is designed to help you explore the world of child development. From discovering how children develop to creating safe places to grow to learning leadership skills, you are bound to love all the opportunities available with child development projects!