What is 4-H?
In 2014, Montana 4-H is celebrating 100 years of making a difference in the lives of our Montana youth. 4-H is the largest out-of-school youth development program in the state and nation. The organization provides educational opportunities for youth to build life skills, including the following:
- Decision making
- Building positive relationships
These skills are experienced through service learning, club work, and hands-on projects.
4-H has the ability to give youth confidence in themselves and opens the door for many opportunities. There are many project areas youth can participate in to include:
- And so much more!
4-H involves the entire family and offers something for everyone. The program is administered through Montana State University Extension.
Adult Volunteers Make It Happen!
4-H is built on a foundation of adult volunteers. The program is made possible through their dedication and support of youth. Adults can join to support the program through project work, clubs, activities and events. Adult volunteers service as a guide and mentor by teaching youth practical life skills.
Volunteers working with youth have gone through a background check and orientation of the 4-H program.
Programming for 4-H is made possible at a low cost to its members through community support. If you would like be a Lewis & Clark County 4-H Sponsor, please fill out a sponsorship form. To be listed as a sponsor in the Fair Exhibitors' Handbook, please send the form in by February 15th each year to be included.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Montana State University and the Montana State University Extension Service prohibit discrimination in all of their programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital and family status. Issued in furtherance of cooperative extension work in agriculture and home economics, acts of May 8 and June 30, 1914, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Jeff Bader, Director of Extension, Extension Service, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT 59717