4-H Youth Development

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Virginia 4-H is the youth development education program of Virginia Cooperative Extension, 4-H is rich with learning experiences that partner young people with caring adults and volunteers in a fellowship unlike any other program available to youth today. Through 4-H, young people are encouraged to participate in a variety of activities that emphasize 4-H's "learning by doing" philosophy of youth development. We share evidence-based knowledge, information, and tools from our land grant universities, Virginia Tech and Virginia State University, to improve the lives of families & youth in our community. Through 4-H youth learn leadership, citizenship, and a vast array of life skills that benefit them for the rest of their lives.

The Four H's: Head, Heart, Hands and Health