4-H provides hands-on, real life experiences through projects, activities, and events. Our program is available to all youth and offered in every county in North Dakota. 4-H is the largest and the only research based youth organization in the state and is conducted by North Dakota State University Extension.
North Dakota 4-H Mission
4-H Youth Development education creates supportive learning environments for all youth and adults to reach their full potential as capable, competent and caring citizens.
In support of this mission, NDSU Extension 4-H Youth Development programs will:
Reach out to all segments of our diverse population
Provide experiential learning
Provide opportunities to develop skills and values that benefit youth throughout life
Foster leadership and volunteerism in youth and adults
Strengthen families and communities
Use science and research based knowledge and the land grant university system
Build internal and external partnerships for programming and funding
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, and my world.
Highlighted Areas of Support
4-H Environment, Outdoor Skills and Shooting Sports Fund
Center for 4-H Youth Development