Preparing Youth for Success

4-H is a non-formal educational, youth development program offered to individuals age 5 and in kindergarten to age 19. Ohio 4-H youth development reaches more than 240,000 youth each year – helping kids “learn by doing” through hands-on activities.

All 4-H programs focus on active involvement and quality experiences which stimulate lifelong learning of values and skills. 4-H members learn valuable lessons in leadership, communication and collaboration while increasing their knowledge in math, science, technology and a variety of other topics.

4-H creates fun while learning in a variety of ways. Kids can participate in 4-H through community clubs, camps, in-school and after-school activities, and summer programs. They increase their self-confidence and personal life skills while learning about specific subjects - anything from animals or computers to public speaking, cooking, art, gardening and environmental sciences, just to name a few project topics.

Scioto County 4-H Youth Development teaches leadership, citizenship and life skills. 4-H is a non-formal educational, youth development program offered to individuals ages 5 and in Kindergarten to age 19. Youth are involved in hands-on, experiential learning that allows learning by doing. All 4-H programs focus on active involvement and quality experiences which stimulate lifelong learning of values and skills.


4-H offers learning experiences in more than 200 subject areas.  Some of the subject areas include health, family life, photography, robotics, bicycles, natural resources, safety, horticulture, nutrition, money management, and livestock.  Members can go to 4-H camp, do demonstrations, learn about electricity or learn to sew--and there's more!

Ohio 4-H utilizes four primary delivery methods to educate youth: Community Clubs, School Enrichment, Special Emphasis, and Camping Programs. Contact us to find out more!

You can also learn more about all OSU Extension 4-H youth development programs at http://ohio4h.org.


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