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.