4-H & Youth Development
4-H is the nation's largest youth club with over 5.6 million youth. In Maryland, there are over 44,000 4-H members who participate through local 4-H clubs, 4-H school enrichment programs and special interest groups led by over 3,200 volunteers. The number of 4-H volunteers is growing in both urban and rural areas.
4-H is for youth ages 8 to 18 who want to find out more about their world. There is also a new and exciting 4-H Clover Program for kids 5 to 7 years of age. As a 4-H club member, you will help plan interesting meetings, elect club officers, share a special interest through a 4-H demonstration, make new friends, and learn more about yourself and what you can do. Efforts are made to allow youth with handicaps to have 4-H experiences too.
4-H, you can learn to build a rocket, train a family pet, prepare a favorite meal, grow an unusual plant, or do a number of other fun things.
For additional information on 4-H and youth, visit Maryland 4-H.
Check out the website USDA for Kids. It is filled with great links about 4-H, Agriculture, and Family & Consumer Science just for kids.
Contact Conrad Arnold, Extension Educator, 4-H Youth & Development or Kerry Turner, 4-H Program Assistant at (410) 228-8800 if you have any questions.