University of Maryland Extension

4-H & Youth

What is 4-H?

4-H provides learn-by-doing educational opportunities for youth that will enable them to become the leaders of tomorrow.  4-H is the youth arm of the University of Maryland Extension, a joint venture with U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the Charles County government.  4-H is in every state, D.C. and in military bases around the world.

 4-H At A Glance; 

The 4-H Emblem:     

The H's on each leaf stand for the words:  Head, Heart, Hands and Health  

4-H Colors:  Green and White

4-H Slogan:  "Learn by Doing"

4-H Moto:  "To Make the Best Better"

Members, ages 5-18, 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.  

Who Can Join?  Girls and boys ages 8-18, or Clover member ages 5-7.  Clovers are non-competitive. 

4-H enrollment year is January thru December.

How Do I Join?  Email Donna Mohler or call her at 301-934-5403. 

For more information, contact Bonnie Boyden


Take a look at our 4-H Voice! A Newsletter for all!

Fall Voice 2019

Please see the 'Calendar' tab on the left for a full list of upcoming events with their information, registrations and forms needed for most events. For animal project information and forms, see tab on left, 'Animal Project Requirements'.

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