About 4-H

4-H is the nation's largest positive youth development and youth mentoring organization, empowering six million young people in the U.S.

In partnership with 110 universities, 4-H's life changing programs are research-backed & available through 4-H clubs, camps, afterschool & school enrichment programs in every county & parish in the U.S.

4-H gives young people experiences where they can learn by doing, grow from failure, express their ideas, and lead. We tap into their potential and empower them to become true leaders.


Montana 4-H is the youth development program of Montana State University Extension. 4-H is the largest, out-of-school youth development program in the state, reaching nearly 20,000 youth in all 56 counties and 7 reservations each year.

In 4-H, if you can dream it, you can do it! 4-H offers more than 200 different projects and learning experiences that actively engage youth while having fun. 4-H projects rely on trained adult volunteers who work with youth as partners and a resource for hands-on learning. From learning how to cook or sew, to raising an animal, conservation and robotics. 4-H offers youth a wide range of choices and opportunities for them to learn and grow.




The 4-H Motto

"To make the best better." was proposed in 1927 by Miss Carrie Harrison, botanist in the Bureau of Plant Industry, and was adopted by the leaders.

The 4-H Colors

The official colors of 4-H are green and white. Green is nature's most common color and stands for springtime, life, youth and growth. White symbolizes purity and high ideals.

The 4-H Slogan

"Learn by doing."


4-H Pledge

I pledge my head to clearer thinking, my heart to greater loyalty, and my hands to larger service,
for my club, my community, my country, and my world.