ABOUT US

WHAT IS 4-H?

4‑H is delivered by Cooperative Extension—

a community of more than 100 public universities across the nation that provides experiences where young people learn by doing. For more than 100 years, 4‑H has welcomed young people of all beliefs and backgrounds, giving kids a voice to express who they are and how they make their lives and communities better.
 

Through life-changing 4‑H programs, nearly six million kids and teens have taken on critical societal issues, such as addressing community health inequities, engaging in civil discourse and advocating for equity and inclusion for all.

WHAT IS FIRST?

The mission of FIRST® is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders and innovators, by engaging them in exciting

mentor-based programs that build science, engineering, and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.

GRACIOUS PROFESSIONALISM

"A way of doing things that encourages high-quality work, emphasizes the value of others, and respects individuals and the community"

-Blake Ross