District IV 4-H

Reaching youths with innovative learning programs that promote leadership while reaching integral life skills.

About District IV 4-H

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4-H is the youth development component of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and aims to build citizenship, leadership, life skills and responsibility in youngsters through experiential learning programs and a positive approach. Youth members as part of 4-H learn about subjects that interest them as those subjects relate to leadership, service knowledge and real world skills.

4-H is open to all youth at least 8 years of age and in grades 3-12. Our K-2 youth program is called Clover Kids.

District IV 4-H is made up of about 3,200 youth from twenty-two counties in northeast Texas. Most participants connect to 4-H through their local community or school 4-H clubs, where they are guided by adult 4-H volunteers who serve as club and project leaders.

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Denita Young

Extension Program Specialist, 4-H and Youth Development, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

Office: 972.952.9252

4-H and community-involved youth

Studies have shown that 4-H participants from grades 7-12 are roughly 4 times more likely to make contributions to their communities than their non-member peers. They are about twice as likely to be active in civics from Grades 8-12. 4-H youth from grades 10-12 are twice as likely to participate in science, engineering and computer technology programs during out-of-school time. Meanwhile, 4-H girls in grade 10 alone are twice as likely to take part in science programs compared to girls in other out-of-school time activities. That statistic increases to 3 times as likely for STEM extracurriculars by Grade 12.