4-H is part of University of Missouri Extension and is publicly supported by county, state and federal governments as well as private resources, both human and financial.
Missouri 4-H is a lot about 4-H clubs, but there’s a lot more to it too. It's about young people making new friends and memories while preparing to be future leaders — from both rural and urban areas.
To make the best better.
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.
Learn to do by doing
The white in the 4-H flag symbolizes purity. The green, nature's most common color, represents life, springtime and youth.
4-H club creed
I believe in 4-H club work for the opportunity it will give me to become a useful citizen.
I believe in the training of my HEAD for the power it will give me to think, to plan, and to reaso
I believe in the training of my HEART for the nobleness it will give me to become kind, sympathetic and true.
I believe in the training of my HANDS for the dignity it will give me to be helpful, useful and skillful.
I believe in the training of my HEALTH for the strength it will give me to enjoy life, resist disease and work efficiently.
I believe in my country, my state, my community and in my responsibility for their development.
In all of these things, I believe, and I am willing to dedicate my efforts for their fulfillment.
Engaging youth as valued, contributing members of their communities in partnership with caring adults.
A world in which youth and adults learn, grow and work together for positive change.
4-H is for all youth in both rural and urban settings.
4-H is one of the largest youth organizations in the United States.
4-H youth programming results in competent, capable, caring, contributing youth.
Facts about Missouri 4-H
- 104,157 young people between the ages of 5 and 18 participated in a 4-H education program.
- One out of every ten Missouri young people were touched by 4-H.
- Nearly 11,359 young people and adults volunteer in Missouri; their devoted time was valued at $38.2 million.
- The Missouri 4-H Foundation raised $798,424 from private sources, member fees and investment income to support Missouri 4-H programs. The Foundation also provided 60 college scholarships, each ranging from $500 to $2,500.
The synergy of effective past and present programs, dedicated volunteers and spirited young people will only continue to enforce our vision of a world in which both young people and adults learn, grow and work together as catalysts for positive change.