Nebraska 4-H invites youth to monthlong celebration

Nebraska 4-H invites youth to monthlong celebration

Every year, Nebraska 4-H Month brings thousands of young people, parents, volunteers, and alumni together to celebrate all the ways in which 4-H helps youth find a place where they belong. Across the state, Nebraska 4-H invites community members to celebrate:

  • 4-H Spirit Day - Tuesday, February 1, 2024
    • Wear green, the 4-H emblem, or your favorite 4-H T-shirt!
    • Share your 4-H spirit on social media using #NE4HMonth, #iBelong, and #Opportunity4All
  • 4-H Volunteer Appreciation Day - Thursday, February 8, 2024
    • Send handwritten thank-you notes or make and deliver 4-H-themed treats or goody bags to your club and project leaders.
    • Shout out your club and project leaders on social media using #NE4HMonth.
    • Nominate your favorite 4-H volunteer for a Nebraska 4-H Volunteer Recognition Award.
  • 4-H Supporter Appreciation Day - Thursday, February 15, 2024
    • Ask your local Extension office for the contact information for a 4-H donor and sponsor. Send them a handwritten thank-you note.
  • 4-H Give Back to Your Community/Service Day - Thursday, February 22, 2024
    • Coordinate your own community service project, such as picking up trash, holding a food drive, collecting items for a local shelter, or making care packages. For more inspiration, check out these 4-H civic engagement ideas. After the project is complete, be sure to submit your community service project for a chance to see it showcased by Nebraska 4-H.  
    • Contribute to other groups' community service projects.
    • Volunteer your time with a local non-profit organization.
  • Leap Into 4-H Day - Thursday, February 29, 2024
    • Enroll in 4-H for 2024! Youth are invited to join 4-H and complete the annual enrollment process during February. By becoming enrolled members, youth have the opportunity to join a club, exhibit projects at the county and State Fair, participate in contests, and apply for special awards and recognition. Enroll now at

Nebraska 4-H Month Photography Contest

Capture moments and showcase your creativity. Submit your photos weekly based on exciting themes. Open to all enrolled 4-H members. Explore your passion for photography and make memories that last a lifetime! 

Many local celebrations and events will also be hosted throughout the month of February. Contact your local Extension office for more information about local celebrations.