A 4-H Club is an organized group that meets regularly with adult volunteers or 4-H staff throughout the year to focus on a series of educational experiences. The purpose of a 4-H club is to provide positive youth development and foster educational opportunities to meet the needs of young people.
The primary goal of the 4-H Youth Development program is to help youth develop competency in their projects, confidence in themselves and others, connections to their community and sound character. Actions by persons (parents and youth) involved in the 4-H program will be consistent with the six core ethical values comprising good character: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, caring, fairness, and citizenship. As a 4-H participant, parent, or guardian, you will:
- Treat all people and property with respect, courtesy, consideration, and compassion.
- Keep informed about 4-H program policies and projects and read materials pertaining to the county 4-H program.
- Teach and model kindness and compassion for others.
- Practice fair-mindedness by being open to ideas, suggestions, and opinions of others.
- Obey laws and rules as an obligation of being a good citizen.
- Demonstrate the responsible treatment of animals and stewardship of the environment.
- Not use alcohol or illegal substances while working with or participating in any part of the 4-H program.
- Provide a safe environment for all parties involved in 4-H.
- Teaching Resources
- Pick Your Project
- Project Resource Central (download)
- Buy Nebraska 4-H Curriculum
- Buy National 4-H Curriculum
- Mobile & Web Apps
General 4-H Resources
The goal of 4-H clubs is to develop enthusiastic young people who boldly take action to demonstrate life skills as capable, caring, confident, competent kids of character thus contributing to the improvement of themselves, their family, their club, their community, and their world. Nebraska 4-H and the Nebraska 4-H Foundation offer two primary recognition programs to celebrate outstanding 4-H clubs across the state.
The Pick Your Project is an online project selection guide for finding both county-only and state fair eligible 4-H fair projects and their resources. Users can search by keywords or browse by project area, curriculum area, and experience level. Project resources and learning objectives are included with each project. Looking for a printed version? Download the 2017 Project Resource Central.
MOBILE & WEB APPLICATIONS
Career Explorer (also available as a web-based, desktop game) will help you connect the dots between the choices you make every day and the opportunities you could have in the future. At each stage of the game you will be able to enter the workforce, get additional education, or explore training programs. At the conclusion of the game you will have the opportunity to email the results to yourself with tips on how to make that career a reality in your life.
Health Rocks! Carnival
Health Rocks!® is curricula for a healthy living program targeted at young people ages 8 to 14. Health Rocks! helps youth develop life skills in the area of critical thinking, decision-making, communication, managing feelings, stress management and goal setting; in turn building resiliency skills, and promoting the resistance of risky behaviors. The Health Rocks! Carnival is also available as a web-based desktop game.
Nebraska 4-H at the State Fair
Keep up-to-date with everything Nebraska 4-H has to offer at this year's Nebraska State Fair by downloading the Nebraska 4-H at the State Fair app. Get access to the latest updates, schedules, results, and more! Even keep up with #NE4H on social media. You won't miss a minute of the fun with everything this app has to offer.
Youth who are enrolled 4-H members may participate in numerous educational programs at local, county, district, and state levels. The programs listed below are available to youth across Nebraska regardless of county residence. The list includes programs offered at county, district, and state levels.
Please note that some programs held at local, county, or district level may not be included on this list if they are not open to youth across the state. To learn more about these types of programs, please contact your local Extension office.
Additionally, there are educational programs held at regional and national levels. To learn more about these program, please visit 4-H.org.