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How to Join 4-H

Everything you need to know about how to become a 4-H member or 4-H leader

What Do 4-H Members Learn

The purpose of 4-H and what young people learn through their participation in 4-H

The purpose of 4-H is to enable young people to acquire knowledge, develop life skills and form attitudes that enable them to become self-directing, productive, and contributing members of society.


Members learn by doing: practical skills and life skills that help them become capable, self-reliant adults. 4-Hers learn practical skills about things that interest them such as cooking, raising animals, environment, computers, and leadership. Life skills young people learn are skills, knowledge, attitudes and aspirations like decision-making, managing resources, and communications - those skills needed to function in a democratic society.

What else do 4-H members do?

4-H club members have a wide variety of educational activities offered by the community, county, and state. Some of these activities are tours, workshops, achievement programs, camps, statewide conferences, exchanges, exhibits and fairs. 4-H club members can participate county-wide, state-wide and nationally.


For more information, contact the county extension office.

Also see North Dakota Center for 4-H Youth Development.



Filed under: 4-H, 4-H Youth
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