Parent & Youth Resources
Nebraska 4-H programs are delivered through four primary modes, including camps, clubs, school enrichment, and afterschool. Through these delivery modes, Nebraska 4-H offers various educational experiences in all corners of the state build around seven program priorities.
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.
Specific programs vary from county to county. To learn more about programs offered in your area, please contact your local Extension office or request information below.
- Pick Your Project
- Project Resource Central (download)
- Buy Nebraska 4-H Curriculum
- Buy National 4-H Curriculum
- Mobile & Web Apps
General 4-H Resources
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.
Enrollment is not required for many 4-H programs and events. However, club members are required to officially enroll through the 4-H Online system once a year. Youth who are not members of a formal 4-H club may still enroll as independent members. Youth between the ages of 5 and 7 may also enroll as Clover Kids. By enrolling, youth have the opportunity to participate in county fairs, the Nebraska State Fair, and additional statewide programs. There is no fee for officially enrolling as a Nebraska 4-H member.
Each county implements their own enrollment deadlines for county fair participation. Please contact your local Extension office for deadlines.
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.
Statewide Leadership Opportunities
For more leadership opportunities available in your community, please contact your local Extension office.
Community Service Map
Through community service projects, youth develop and exercise leadership skills, gain greater awareness of their civic responsibilities, and become engaged, well-informed community members. To showcase Nebraska 4-H'ers who are making a difference in their community, we're asking for submission to our statewide community service map.
Quilts of Valor
Nebraska 4-H youth, families, and volunteers are invited to participate in a statewide community service effort by creating and donating quilts to the service men and women who are protecting our country and who are "touched by war." The quilts will be collected and given through the Quilts of Valor Foundation.