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.
4-H camps provide recreational, educational, and career exploration opportunities for all youth ages 5-18.
4-H clubs are organized groups that meet regularly to focus on a series of educational experiences. Membership is open to all youth ages 8-18.
4-H school enrichment programs offer informal, hands-on educational experiences in classrooms in support of school curriculum.
4-H afterschool programs offer safe, fun, and educational experiences for youth between 3-6 pm.
4-H special interest programs offer unique experiences focused on a single, specific topic of interest, such as workshops, clinics, and courses.
4-H clover kid programs offer non-competitive experiences and opportunities for youth ages 5-7.
More Ways to Get Involved
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