As the youth development program of the Cooperative Extension System of land-grant universities, 4-H is the nation’s largest youth development organization, empowering six million young people throughout the United States. Cooperative Extension of 1862 and 1890 land-grant universities provide the leadership to engage young people in 4-H in all 3,007 counties of the United States.
4-H'ers belong to 4-H Clubs that meet in local communities. University of Maryland Extension Volunteers help youth learn life skills to become caring, competent and responsible individuals through club work, community service, and 4-H project curriculum. 4-H members work with their club leaders to develop their educational plans for each year. These plans might include community service projects, speakers, field trips, or learning activities.
4-H'ers participate in county-wide programs organized by volunteers and University of Maryland Extension faculty. These programs include activities such as fashion shows, camps, public speaking contests, workshops, and more. With so many community clubs and specialty clubs in Howard County, there is always something to do in Howard County 4-H.
Please click on the Club Information
link to find specific information about joining a club and the 4-H clubs in Howard County.