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College of Agriculture & Natural Resources

4-H & Youth



4-H'ers in Howard County are leading a Revolution of Responsibility - a movement for positive change in every community in America including right here in Howard County, MD!


4-H youth are a living breathing, culture-changing revolution for doing the right thing, breaking through obstacles and pushing our country forward by making a measurable difference right here in Howard County. This takes uncommon commitment and that is exactly what our youth have!


Currently, our revolution consists of 30 clubs and 3 afterschool outreach groups and 5 specialty groups, reaching 873 youth in community clubs and 280 youth in afterschool outreach and specialty groups throughout Howard County, MD. That is over 1153 youth in our county committed to change! This change starts with the heart of 4-H: Community Service. In 2012, 49 Howard County 4-Hers submitted reports for the President’s Volunteer Service Awards, logging 6,955 hours of service in our community. Our 2012 4-H Volunteers did their part in changing our community, providing a volunteer value of $146,055 for their service to our community!

Join our Revolution! For more information on our Howard County 4-H Youth Development Program CLICK HERE

Every successful 4-H story begins with a 4-H Volunteer! If you would like to become a 4-H UME Volunteer contact our office 410-313-2707.

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