What is 4-H?
4-H is an informal, practical educational program for youth. It is the youth development program of Rutgers Cooperative Extension, the off-campus division of the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station of Rutgers University. 4-H is where there's fun in learning and learning is fun!
4-H is the Youth Development program of Rutgers Cooperative Extension. There are a variety of 4-H programs provided by Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Monmouth County.
Clubs are the foundation of the 4-H program. 4-H has no membership registration fee. Uniforms are not required. A 4-H club is a group of five or more youth guided by two trained adult volunteer leaders. A 4-H Club usually concentrates on one or more projects such as art, animals, gardening, woodworking, food and nutrition, model rockets, shooting sports, teen leadership, etc. 4-H members build leadership by electing officers and conducting their own business meetings; work together on community service activities; meet new friends; and most important, have lots of fun!
4-H reaches youth through a variety of methods:
- Organized Clubs
- School Enrichment Programs
- After School 4-H Clubs
- Special Interest/Short Term Programs
- Camping Programs
MEET THE 4-H STAFF
4-H Youth Development programs are offered to all youth grades K-13, without regard to race, sex, disability or handicap,color, national origin, religion, or age.
Funding and support are provided by Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey; U.S. Department of Agriculture and County Board of Chosen Freeholders.
4-H clubs consist of Cloverbud members (grades K-3) and standard members (grades 4-13).
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