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Mecklenburg County 4-H Information

4-H Grows Here

What is 4-H? 4-H is the Cooperative Extension System’s dynamic and educational program for youth. 4-H has about 6 million youth members across the United States. The name 4-H is summarized as the four-fold development of youth through the Head, Heart, Hands, and Health.

In 4-H, youth complete hands-on projects in areas such as health, science, agriculture, and civic engagement, in a positive environment where they receive guidance from caring adult mentors and are encouraged to engage in leadership roles. 4-H is open to youth between the ages of 5 and 18 and membership is FREE. Young people experience 4-H in every county in the country!