CSU Extension

Contact Us

  • Phone: 970-328-8630

    CSU Extension
    P.O. Box 239
    441 Broadway
    Eagle CO 81631-0239 

    extension@eaglecounty.us

Overview

Learn About 4-H

4-H is a community of young people across Eagle County who are learning leadership, citizenship and life skills. 4-H is about having fun, learning, exploring and discovering. In 4-H, young people make new friends, develop new skills, become leaders and help shape their communities.

Since its humble beginnings more than 100 years ago, 4-H has grown to become the nation’s largest youth development organization.  Today, 4-H meets the needs of and engages young people in positive youth development experiences.  In looking to the next century, 4-H further develops its programs and continues its motto of "Making the Best Better."

4-H gives young people a chance to pursue their own interests - from photography to computers, from building rockets to raising sheep. The list of 4-H projects is expansive.  4-H members go places - to other states, to district, state and national conferences. They learn to be leaders and active citizens.

In 4-H clubs, members serve as officers and learn to conduct meetings, handle club funds, and facilitate group decision-making.  They give back to their communities. 4-H members get involved in volunteer projects to protect the environment, mentor younger children and help people who are less fortunate.

4-H Traditions - The 4-H Clover and Emblem

HEAD stands for clearer thinking and decision-making. Knowledge that is useful throughout life.

HEART stands for greater loyalty, strong personal values, positive self-concept, concern for others.

HANDS stand for larger service, workforce preparedness, useful skills, science and technology literacy.

HEALTH stands for better living, healthy lifestyles.

The 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.

4-H Motto: To make the best better.