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4-H Youth Development

Archery lesson
Cloverbud graduates
4-Her and dog
The 4-H Clover

Please note: In person visitors to the RCE office will be required to wear face coverings while in the building. Please call or e-mail before coming to the office so we can ensure faculty and/or staff will be onsite to assist you. The faculty and staff will also continue to be available remotely to address questions through phone and e-mail.

The 4-H Youth Development Program uses a learn-by-doing approach to enable youth to develop the knowledge, attitudes, and skills they need to become competent, caring, and contributing citizens of the world. This is accomplished by using the knowledge and resources of caring adults:

  • To provide information, educational programs for youth in grades K-13 (one year out of high school)
  • To improve community partnerships and collaborations
  • To strengthen skills for adults working with youth through publications and training
  • To encourage responsibility, community awareness, and character development in youth