Baltimore City 4-H
In Baltimore City, 4-H programming began in 1970 with a pilot effort and a full program was begun in 1972. The first club organized was the Friendship Club that operated through the YWCA. Sewing and Nutrition were the initial program emphasis of 4-H in Baltimore. Sewing was the primary project area of the girl's Friendship Club. The first club in public housing was established in the Lafayette Courts Project, and their project area included gardening, community service, and child care.
Currently, Baltimore City 4-H’s program components include Leadership Development, Youth/Adult Partnerships. Public Speaking, Entrepreneurship, Volunteer Training, Science, Community Gardening, Gleaning, Technology/Robotics, Photography, Healthy Lifestyles, Nutrition Education, Career Exploration, Workforce/College Readiness, and Clovers (5-7).