4-H is a community of young people across America learning leadership, citizenship and life skills.
4-H began a century ago as an educational program for the nation’s rural youth. 4-H is the youth development education program of University of Nevada Cooperative Extension.
4-H is the largest out-of-school youth organization in the United States with over 7 million members. There are over 49,000 young people engaged in 4-H programs across the state of Nevada. The 4-H program promotes life skills development through an expanding number of delivery modes: 4-H community and project clubs, military, and 4-H afterschool programs; special interest groups; school enrichment; camping and more.
4-H participants are all youth, ages 5 to 19, taking part in programs provided as the result of actions planned and initiated by Cooperative Extension personnel in cooperation with volunteers.