4-H is a youth organization with the mission of "engaging youth to reach their fullest potential. The name represents four personal development areas of focus: head, heart, hands, and health. The organization has over 6.5 million members in the United States, from ages 5 to 18. The goal of 4-H is to develop citizenship, leadership, responsibility and life skills of youth through experiential learning programs. Young people learn best when they are actively involved in their learning. The intent is to do, reflect, and apply the learning to other places in their live. Though, typically thought of as an agriculturally focused organization as a result of its history, 4-H today also focuses on citizenship, healthy living, science, engineering, and technology programs.
In Polk County, our 4-H program is open to youth ages 5-18. Most of our programming runs on a semester basis from January through May and then again from September through December. Popular clubs that run in one or both semester include 4-H Sewing Club, 4-H Woodworking Club, 4-H Cloverbuds, Homeschool Adventure Club, 4-H Teen Council, and Livestock/Poultry Clubs. We also offer Summer programming and one-time workshops and events for youth.
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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 & My World.
"To Make the Best Better"
The official clover is kelly green with white H's with the stem.
"Learning By Doing"