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. In Lancaster County, 4-H programs engage nearly 25,000 youth annually through opportunities such as clubs, workshops, school enrichment programs, afterschool/out-of-school activities and camps. Lancaster County 4-H is a partnership between Nebraska Extension and the Lancaster County government.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Video: Overview of Lancaster County 4-H
If you live outside of Lancaster County, Nebraska: Find your local 4-H
Meet the Lancaster County 4-H Team
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.