Urban 4-H programs are more than you ever imagined!
4-H began a century ago as an educational program for the nation's rural youth. Today, most 4-Her’s reside in metropolitan areas. The CSU Denver Extension 4-H program designs projects to meet the needs of youth, parents, volunteers, schools, recreation centers, libraries, community agencies and more.
Partnerships are the hallmark of urban 4-H programs. Bringing youth and adults together in a positive relationship creates long time community bonds. Club leaders are parent volunteers, teachers, agency staff members, community leaders, and church parishioners. These bonds are strengthened by 4-H’s fundamental philosophy that all youth have something to contribute and all adults have something to learn. Adults work closely as mentors with youth as they "learn by doing", working to perfect important life skills.
Become a 4-H volunteer today!
Teachers are busy people. 4-H provides opportunities to enhance daily programming in subject matter areas with an extensive variety of interactive, hands on learning from curricula developed by a system of land grant universities. Some enrichment areas include: leadership, science, gardening, environmental education, arts and crafts, dramatic arts, and much more... View the current 4-H School Enrichment Programs.
4-H empowers youth to reach their full potential, working and learning in partnership with caring adults.
A world in which youth and adults learn, grow and work together as catalysts for positive change.
Updated Saturday, September 25, 2010