The Birth of 4-H Programs
Since 4-H began more than 100 years ago, it has become the nation’s largest youth development organization. The 4-H idea is simple: help young people and their families gain the skills needed to be proactive forces in their communities’ and develop ideas for a more innovative economy.
4-H opened the door for young people to learn leadership skills and and revolutionized how youth connected to practical, hands-on learning experiences outside the classroom.
Late 1800's: Making Connections