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4-H and Youth Development

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4-H provides hands-on, real life experiences through projects, activities, and events.
The 4-H program is available to all youth and offered in every county in North Dakota.
4-H is the largest and the only research-based youth organization in the state.

Winter 2018 4-H Newsletter

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Welcome to 4-H!

4-H Youth Development programming in Morton County offers opportunities for Achievement Day Judging
youth ages 5-18 to experience projects, club meetings, community service and
a variety of events and activities while having fun, meeting new friends and learning new skills. Youth choose project areas of interest to them and learn life skills such as responsibility, decision-making, public speaking and leadership. Adult volunteer leaders teach projects to youth using the "learn-by-doing" method. 4-H is the youth development program of the North Dakota State University Extension/Morton County.

Member Information
- A non-competitive introduction to the 4-H club experience for children ages 5-7.
4-H Members - youth ages 8-18 experience hands-on learning through a variety of project, programs, and events.

Parent/Guardian Information
Parental Involvement is vital to a 4-H member's success. Support from parents keep youth interested, enthusiastic and active in the 4-H program.

Adults and teens who are interested in becoming 4-H leaders can influence the development of young people in their communities through 4-H clubs.

A 4-H project is made up of three types of activities:

  • Hands-On Activities; making, producing, selling, practicing, observing, testing interviewing, etc.
  • Organized Activities; demonstrations, speeches, workshops, camps, county judging, project activities, exhibits, etc.
  • Leadership/Citizenship Activities; conducting, planning, teaching, assisting, informing, organizing, etc.

4-H members take a project as either an individual or group project.

4-H Mission
4-H Youth Development education creates supportive learning environments for youth and adults to reach their fullest potential as capable, competent, and
caring citizens.Goat Showing

4-H Goal
The goal of 4-H is to provide youth with the opportunity to experience life skills,
to practice them and to be able to use them as necessary throughout their
lifetime. 4-H uses learning by doing projects, club meetings, community service activities and educational events for young people, as they work toward developing skills for life.

What do the four H's mean? Head     Heart    Hands    HealthGeneral Achievement Day

What is the 4-H Motto? To Make The Best Better

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.


Center for 4-H Youth Development

NDSU Extension, Fargo, ND

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