"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."
"4-H is a community of young people across America learning leadership, citizenship and life skills".
The pledge tells what 4-H is all about. 4-H has as its goal the four-fold development of youth: Head, Heart, Hands and Health.
"I pledge my hands to larger service, . . . for my club, my community, my country and my world."
Open to all youth ages 5-18, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension 4-H youth development program emphasizes learning-by-doing.
4-H offers opportunities to experience Mastery - young people master skills that are relevant. They learn practical skills such as fitness, meal preparation, rocket building, clothing care, animal and human nutrition, first aid, woodworking, gardening, and many other skills through the more than 150 projects available and 4-H School Enrichment programs.
4-H also encourages young people become active and engaged citizens. They have opportunities to connect to their communities and learn how to give back to others.