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If you are interested in receiving an information packet about our 4-H Youth Development Program CLICK HERE.

The Cecil County 4-H program continues to teach youth skills, preparing them for the future as they follow our motto “To Make the Best Better.”

The mission of 4-H is to teach youth citizenship, leadership, and life skills so that they develop into competent, caring, compassionate, and contributing citizens. Our 4-H youth attend local club meetings, participate in educational activities, and work with 4-H projects throughout the year. Even though the 4-H program is traditionally agriculture based, today 4-H programming reaches across a wide variety of youth interest, from archery to horses to horticulture to robotics to public speaking; and youth do not have to live on a farm or own an animal to be involved in 4-H.  Currently the program offers over 80 different project areas, with main focuses in the areas of science, citizenship, and healthy living.

“The opportunities 4-H has provided me with and the skills I have gained are things I believe every youth in America needs to experience.  The 4-H program has helped me to learn record-keeping, responsibility, communication, and cooperation.  To me, the ribbons earned at fairs and the countless community service hours wouldn’t mean much without all of the skills I have learned over the years that are making me a well-rounded person.” -Cecil County 4-H Youth


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