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What is 4-H?

4-H is the nation's largest youth development organization. 4-H is a community of six million young people across America learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills.

The Fort Valley State University Cooperative Extension 4-H Youth Development Program components are Clover Sprout (K - 4th), Cloverleaf (5th - 6th), Junior (7th - 8th), and Senior (9th - 12th).

Fort Valley State University Cooperative Extension 4-H Program areas include:

  • Science, Engineering and Technology
  • Citizenship/Leadership
  • Healthy Living
  • Workforce Preparation/Entrepreneurship

The 4-Hs

Head, Heart, Hands, and Health are the four Hs in 4-H, and they are the four values members work on through fun and engaging programs.

  • Head - Managing, Thinking
  • Heart - Relating, Caring
  • Hands - Giving, Working
  • Health - Being, Living

4-H Mission

4-H empowers youth to reach their full potential, working and learning in partnership with caring adults.

4-H Vision

A world in which youth and adults learn, grow and work together as catalysts for positive change.

The 4-H Pledge

I pledge my head to clearer thinking, My heart to greater loyalty, My hands to larger service, and my health to better living, for my club, my community, my country, and my world.



Woodie Hughes, Jr

Assistant Extension Administrator, State 4-H Program Leader, ECOP 4-H Leadership Committee 1890 Region State 4-H Program Leaders Representative