4-H is a worldwide youth development program available in every state and over eighty countries. It is open to all youth aged 5-to-18 (as of January 1st of the current year), who want to have fun, learn new skills, and explore the world. In return, youth who participate in 4-H find a supportive environment and opportunities for hands-on or "experiential" learning about things that interest them. They also get what all young people need to succeed in life -- the confidence, compassion, and connections with caring adults to make contributions to their communities. The mission of Cornell Cooperative Extension 4-H Youth Development is to unleash the power of youth and adults through diverse opportunities that meet community needs.
Nationally, 4-H is a community of 6 million young people across America learning leadership, citizenship and life skills. The 4-H community also includes 3,500 staff, 518,000 volunteers and 60 million alumni. 4-Hers participate in fun, hands-on learning activities, supported by the latest research of land-grant universities, that are focused on citizenship; healthy lifestyles; and science, engineering, and technology.
Locally, the Livingston County 4-H Program is comprised of over 500 youth and adult volunteers. Members can participate in club activities, follow independent pursuits, or a combination of the two. Popular local program areas include photography, horses, dog obedience, robotics, food and nutrition, arts and crafts, and more.
4-H connects youth to hands-on learning opportunities that help them grow into competent, caring, contributing members of society.
A world in which youth and adults learn, grow and work together as catalysts for positive change.
Find out more about the history of 4-H and what it can offer you by visiting the other pages on this site, then get in touch with a local 4-H staff person today! Call the CCE Livingston office at 585-991-5420 or 585-335-1752. We're looking forward to welcoming you to 4-H in our county!
Last updated February 13, 2020