4-H is a voluntary, educational program designed to meet the needs and interests of boys and girls ages 5-18. 4-H members, parents, and volunteer leaders have great fun learning and working together on county and club activities, project groups, special interest groups, and state events. Specifically, 4-H programs help youth:
- Develop life skills such as leadership, communication, and problem solving
- Gain knowledge and skills in various project areas including STEM, healthy living, and citizenship.
- Become independent
- Learn generosity through community service
- Explore careers
4-H Mission: The UF/IFAS Extension 4-H Youth Development Program uses a learn-by-doing approach to help youth gain the knowledge and skills they need to be responsible, productive citizens. This mission is accomplished by creating safe and inclusive learning environments, involving caring adults, and utilizing the expertise and resources of the University of Florida and the nationwide land grant university system.
4-H Vision: Florida 4-H aspires to be the leading youth development program that creates positive change in youth, families, and communities.
4-H Motto: To make the Best Better
4-H Slogan: Learn By Doing
4-H Pledge: I pledge my head to clearer thinking, my heart to greater loyalty, my hands to larger service, and my health to better living. For my club, my community, my country and my world.
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Those interested in joining in or volunteering for Flagler County 4-H Youth Development Program can find out more by visiting Florida 4-H, or contacting Amy Warwick Hedstrom at 386-437-7464. The Flagler County 4-H program is open to all youth, ages 5 to 18, regardless of gender, race, color, nationality, creed or disability.