University of Maryland Extension

4-H & Youth

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4-H Adult Volunteer and youth at 4-H Expo

What is 4-H?

4-H is a community of 7 million young people across America learning leadership, citizenship and life skills.

The 4-H community also includes 3,500 staff, 538,000 volunteers and 60 million alumni. 4-Hers participate in fun, hands-on learning activities supported by the latest research of land-grant universities that are focused on three areas: healthy living, citizenship, and science, engineering and technology. Youth can experience 4-H by becoming a member of a 4-H club, attending a 4-H camp, or joining school-based or after-school 4-H programs. 4-Hers can compete with their projects in contests at the local, state, regional or national levels and also attend conferences and events.

For more information about the Maryland State 4-H Youth Development program, please click here.


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Baltimore City 4-H Youth Development

Participants learn practical life skills through 4-H leadership and citizenship training, civic education, healthy lifestyles, nutrition, entrepreneurship, workforce development, service-learning, photography, STEM, public speaking, gardening, fashion review and the Clovers Program. 

4-H Educators partnered with 4-H youth and adult volunteers to develop the major focus areas for 2014/2015. The 4-H Youth Development Program's platform will focus on four (4) major areas:

Workforce Readiness                                 Entrepreneurship


STEM                                                      Healthy Lifestyles


4-H educators and participants implement citywide initiatives throughout the year; engaging underserved youth and community members through specialized training, outreach efforts, and civic engagement strategies to positively impact their social, human, and financial capacities.

Please see  The Baltimore City 4-H Brochure


 The University of Maryland Extension programs are open to any person and will not discriminate against anyone because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry, natironal origin, marital status, genetic information, political affiliation, and gender identity or expression.


For more information, contact Tamara Scott                                                                           Last updated: 1/23/2019                                                  

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