Our programming empowers youth to be healthy – body and mind – with the skills to make healthy decisions and lead healthy lifestyles. Having the confidence and skills to lead healthy lifestyles not only improves overall well-being; it enables youth to tackle life’s challenges today and become leaders in their lives, careers, and communities as they grow into responsible adulthood.
Mind: Social and Emotional Well-Being
4‑H’s Healthy Living programs provide youth with a better understanding of how their choices can help themselves, their families, and their communities. 4‑H helps youth build a firm foundation that encourages good decision-making and strong interpersonal skills with programs focused on substance abuse prevention and mental health issues. Social-emotional health is the cornerstone to confident, caring young leaders who understand how to take care of their minds and inner being, which is key to holistic well-being.
Body: Fitness, Health, Nutrition and Safety
4‑H fitness, health, nutrition, and safety programs help youth understand the importance of eating right and being active within a safe environment. Mastering basic health principles place young people on the right track to developing healthy habits now as well as managing their long-term health.
Healthy Living Ambassador
Would you like to be a 4-H Healthy Living Ambassador? Your job would be to provide healthy living activities for 4-H clubs and maybe even help out with some County 4-H programs to promote healthier lifestyles. Lots of activities that may be used are listed on this page. If you find additional resources, let us know so we can share with the other 4-H Health Ambassadors!