4-H Grows Here
with skills to lead for a lifetime
In 4-H, we believe in the power of young people. We see that every child has valuable strengths and real influence to improve the world around us. We are America's largest youth development organization - empowering nearly six million young people across the U.S. and 140,000 across Nebraska with the skills to lead for a lifetime. We do this through clubs, camps, school enrichment, afterschool, special interest, and clover kid programs.
recreational, educational, and career exploration opportunities for youth ages 5-18.
organized groups of youth ages 8-18 who meet regularly to focus on a series of educational experiences
informal, hands-on educational experiences in classrooms supporting school curriculum
safe, fun, and educational experiences for youth between 3-6 p.m.
unique workshops, clinics, and courses focused on a single, specific topic of interest
non-competitive experiences and opportunities for youth ages 5-7
Learning by Doing
Youth need opportunities to learn by doing, grow from failure, express their ideas, and use their influence to drive positive outcomes. That's why hands-on projects are an intregal part of the 4-H experience.
Statewide events & opportunities
Youth are encouraged to participate in programs, events, and contests related to their 4-H project. Along with learning about specific subjects, youth practice life skills, such as responsibility, goal setting, and communication. The focus of these opportunities remains the total development of the young person. 4-H projects, contests, and shows are utilized as a vehicle for human growth and development.
Communications & Expressive Arts Programs Companion Animal Programs FIRST LEGO League Horse Programs Livestock Programs Nebraska State Fair Shooting Sports Programs Summer Camps Virtual & At-Home Learning
Statewide News & Events
Big Red Camp registration now open
Big Red Summer Camps are career exploration experiences held at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. This year's camps will be June 11-16. Youth in grades 9th through 12th grades are invited to explore the Nebraska campus, meet people from across the country, spend time investigating an interest or potential career, and have fun!
Nebraska 4-H youth will participate in Omaha Fashion Week
Nebraska 4-H members from across the state will showcase their designs during the 15th annual Omaha Fashion Week runway showcase. The 4-H showcase will take place on Feb. 22 at 8 p.m. at the Omaha Design Center, 1502 Cuming St., Omaha. Nineteen youth from 11 counties will model garments they sewed as 4-H projects in 2022.
Two delegates and two alternates selected to represent Nebraska at National 4-H Conference
Two delegates and two alternates have been selected to represent Nebraska at the 2023 National 4-H Conference. Lexi Johnson and Autumn Lindsley are receiving full scholarships to attend. Sarah Treffer and Miya Carey were selected as alternates and may attend at their own expense.
Fifteen teens selected as Nebraska delegates for National 4-H Congress
Fifteen delegates and five alternates have been selected to represent Nebraska at the 2023 National 4-H Congress. National 4-H Congress is the premier leadership event for 4-H members ages 15 to 19. The event brings together youth from across the country and provides experiences designed to inspire youth to take on leadership roles and make meaningful impacts within their communities.
Eric Stehlik makes a difference in the lives of many 4-Her’s
Eric Stehlik is a 4-H Associate in Saline County and has served there for over 30 years. His continued service doesn’t go unnoticed, especially as he retires from Extension. He is well-known in his county for introducing many programs throughout his years of employment.