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4-H — America’s largest youth development organization — is a community of youth learning in partnership with caring adults! Open to all youth ages 5–18, the Nebraska Extension 4-H youth development program emphasizes: STEM, agricultural literacy, leadership development, entrepreneurship, career & college success, and healthy living. Lancaster County 4-H is a partnership between the Lancaster County government and Nebraska Extension.

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The flagship of 4-H is the traditional club program where youth receive guidance from adult mentors and are encouraged to take on leadership roles. Clubs have regular meetings and most clubs work on a variety of projects together. Independent members learn at their own pace with their family.

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4-H at Fair

Most 4-H youth choose to showcase their completed 4-H projects at fair. The Lancaster County Super Fair has the largest county fair 4-H static exhibit display and 4-H horse show in Nebraska.

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School Enrichment

Lancaster County schools have integrated 4-H School Enrichment programs in their classrooms. These programs meet Lincoln Public Schools, Nebraska State and/or national education standards.

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Lancaster County 4-H increases the quality and quantity of out-of-school programs by combining 4-H resources with community-based organizations and offering high-quality education and development experiences.

Nebraska 4-H camps provide all youth a place to discover, learn and grow!

I’m extremely grateful to be a part of 4-H, an organization that has allowed me to work and grow alongside other youth under the mentorship of wonderful staff. Through various service projects, I’ve learned the value in giving back to the community and want to continue to do so. The leadership activities have also equipped me with important leadership skills I have lacked.

Crystal Xu, secretary of 4-H Teen Council

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