Nebraska 4-H Youth Development aims to increase the quality and quantity of out-of-school time programs that address community needs. Delivered by 4-H staff or tained volunteers, afterschool experiences combine 4-H resources with community-based organizations and offer high quality care, education, and development experiences to youth.
Out-of-school time programs are offered outside of school hours, and include afterschool programs that are usually held between 3-6 pm in a school or other community center. Programs are typically available to youth in Kindergarten to 12th grade and youth do not need to be an enrolled 4-H member to participate in a 4-H out-of-school program. However, some afterschool programs are also 4-H clubs and may require official enrollment.