Join 4-H

4-H is the largest youth organization in the world, & YOU can be a part of it!

Vision: Preparing Iowa’s youth to be successful, contributing members of society.
Mission: 4-H empowers youth to reach their full potential through youth-adult partnerships and research-based experiences.
Values: Iowa 4-H youth and adults value

  • youth as powerful members of society
  • youth and adults as caring partners
  • learning as a lifelong commitment
  • diversity and social conscience
  • doing our best and making it better

Learn more about 4-H, and how to be a member
Or call (712) 374-2351

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What is 4-H?

4-H is a community of 6 million young people across the world who are learning how to live healthily, be strong leaders, become engaged in their communities, and use science and technology to make good decisions for not only their future, but their community and world's future.

Why 4-H?

4-H empowers youth to reach their full potential working and learning in partnership with caring adults. Membership in a 4-H club provides youth opportunities to develop skills and meaningful relationships they will carry with them throughout their lives. 4-H clubs participate in programming in these four program priority areas:

  • Healthy Living
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)
  • Citizenship and Leadership
  • Communication and the Arts

4-H Projects

The opportunities and project areas are endless with 4-H! Not interested in livestock? Not a problem! With projects such as photography, visual arts, welding, woodworking, robotics, clothing, food and nutrition, there's something for everyone!

For a full list of project areas, please visit the 4-H Youth Development page for an in-depth look at project areas learning and exhibit ideas!