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.
Independent 4-H members participate in planned learning outside of a club setting. Their work is self-directed with guidance and support of parents and mentors. Self-study, home study, mentoring or shadowing with an “expert,” and whole families learning together are examples of 4-H independent membership.
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!
4-H youth programs provide opportunities for youth to develop skills they can use 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.
Ricochet: An Extreme Leadership Adventure is a middle school leadership initiative created and sponsored by Iowa State University Extension and Iowa 4-H.
Ricochet uses adventure and experience to bring about learning. Kids will learn by doing things themselves. You can help them build their leadership skills, as they get involved in a REAL project that their community needs.
Archive of volunteer training modules
Make a difference. Discover the needs of your local community and beyond! Help others! Get into action! Citizenship is the opportunity, right, and responsibility to contribute to shaping the world around you and provide service to others.
Leaders influence and support others in a positive manner for a shared goal. Leaders aren't just elected. You can be a member of committees, small groups and teams. Learning about yourself and how you work with others is a key part of developing leadership skills.