4-H is the premier youth development program conducted by the University of Arkansas, Division of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension Service. Through non-formal, science-based, experiential education activities, 4-H participants gain knowledge and enhance life skills enabling them to become positive, productive, capable and compassionate members of society. 4-H is an exciting program where you get to "learn by doing." 4-H is about having fun as you are learning exploring and discovering new things. In 4-H, young people make new friends, develop new skills, become leaders and help shape their communities.
4-H is conducted in many forms, to include community clubs, special interest projects, in school programs, school enrichment, judging teams and more. Youth learn leadership, communication skills, problem-solving, decision-making and life skills through a variety of projects with topics such as, nutrition, ATV safety, shooting sports, outdoor educations, aerospace, animal science, robotics, forestry, entrepreneurship, performing arts, citizenship, interior design, health and leadership.
The mission of 4-H is to provide opportunities for youth to acquire knowledge, develop life skills, form attitudes, and practice behavior that will enable them to become self directing, productive, and contributing members of society.