Welcome to Anne Arundel County 4-H

What is 4-H?

4-H is a positive youth development program that teaches through hands-on “learn by doing” activities that encourage children and teens to experiment, innovate, and think independently. Youth use their HEADS to learn and develop life skills, their HEARTS to support and encourage others in their 4-H clubs, their HANDS to carry out a wide variety of community service projects, and their HEALTH to improve the quality of life for themselves and others. Through participation in 4-H, youth learn project-related knowledge and develop skills for success in life.

National studies have documented that 4-H members often do better in school, are more motivated to help others, have confidence to try new things, develop self-esteem, and create lasting friendships. 4-H can be a fun, educational experience for your entire family.

Gretchen Sumbrum, 4-H Educator
gsumbrum@umd.edu

If you need special assistance to participate in the 4-H Youth Development Program, please call our office at (410) 222-3900.