4H Club at ARS

  • 4H

    Heart. Hands. Head. Health.

    "I pledge my head to clearer thinking, my heart to greater loyalty, my hands to larger service, my health to better living, for my club, my community, my country, and my world." - The 4-H Pledge

    What Is 4­H?

    4­H is the youth development and education program of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System. For more than 100 years, Alabama 4­H has helped young people develop into resourceful citizens and responsible leaders. To achieve the goal of helping youth become productive individuals, professional Extension staff enlist support from caring, concerned parents as well as volunteer and business leaders.

    The purpose of 4­H is to foster skill development in young people. Youth are given opportunities to select from a variety of programs and projects. Individuality is valued, and each person is encouraged to discover his or her own skills, talents, and interests. 4­H helps young people learn to make decisions, think critically, build relationships, practice leadership, and develop a concern for their community and their world.