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4-H Pledge.4-H Welcomes All Youth Ages 5-18.

Join for FREE!


Do you like learning new and exciting things? Spending time with friends and meeting new people? Working with your hands? Enjoy activities like riding horses, cooking new foods, science, and technology projects, or being outside? Then 4-H is for you!

What is 4-H?

4-H is an organization for youth ages 5-18 who enjoy “learning by doing.” The four pillars are STEM, Agriculture, Healthy Living, and Civic Engagement. The possibilities are endless. You choose what you want to learn about in 4-H.

Why Join 4-H?

Are you all about competition and awards? Do you prefer working cooperatively and being recognized for your work? Are you one who would rather work alone? We have it all, and in 4-H we work to build people so don’t worry about making mistakes – we learn by doing! Our motto is “To Make the Best Better.” 4-H offers opportunities for youth and adults to develop self-esteem and experience feelings of success and achievement. There are county, district, state, and national events and awards, including college scholarships!

Where and When do 4-H Clubs Meet?

The time and place, as well as the frequency, varies with each group. You will determine what is best for you. Some clubs meet once a month, while others meet more often during a specific project, such as target sports or livestock. Meetings can be held in places including homes, community buildings, churches, or schools.

Who are the 4-H Leaders?

Volunteers are the heart of 4-H. All volunteers must pass a background check and successfully complete training on working with youth and creating a safe environment. Volunteers receive additional training relevant to the 4-H activities they lead.


How to get involved:

  • Join a 4-H club in your area!
  • Start a 4-H club – all you need are 5 youth from 3 families, and 1 adult leader!
  • Join a special interest group that explores a specific topic for a short time.
  • Join as an individual and do a project of your choice.
  • Attend 4-H Summer Fun camps!
  • Look for 4-H in your school!

Are you a teacher or homeschool parent? We have 4-H curriculum and educational kits available!


Adults can get involved too! Contact the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Haywood County Center at 828-456-3575 to learn more about Volunteering with 4-H.

Written By

Sally Dixon, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionSally DixonCounty Extension Director & Extension Agent, Agriculture / Community Development Call Sally Email Sally N.C. Cooperative Extension, Haywood County Center
Page Last Updated: 8 months ago
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