4-H Youth Development

4-H is a nation-wide hands-on youth development program, the largest in the United States with over 6.5 million members.  

Angela Fountain,
4-H Youth Development

Our purpose is to provide a supportive setting for all youth to mature into competent, caring, and responsible people through volunteerism and the learning of valuable life skills. 4-H also provides many opportunities for young people to take on leadership roles. At its most basic level, 4-H includes belonging to one or more  4-H club list and pursuing the project list and interests that you love, all while serving the community.

4-H’ers join clubs and pursue projects and interests of their own choosing in areas like:

  • Art and music
  • Science and technology
  • Animals and agriculture
  • Communications
  • Healthy living
  • Citizenship
  • Community action and volunteering

4-H’ers also participate in the 4-H program in ways beyond their clubs. We have:

Become a 4-H member and join our Revolution! 

See our 4-H club list in La Plata County

If you would like to become a 4-H volunteer or learn about volunteer opportunities, click here

4-H Information and Enrollment Forms:

**Returning Members can register at https://colorado.4honline.com  **

4-H Members
Who are 4-H members? They are youth just like you, from K-l2th grade. 4-H Cloverbuds ages 5 – 7 years old, 4-H Members ages 8 – 18 years old may be part of a traditional 4-H club. 

4-H Mission
The Mission of La Plata County 4-H Youth Development is to provide educational opportunities for youth to become capable and contributing members of a global society. In support of this mission, we will: provide formal and non-formal community-focused experiential learning, develop skills that benefit youth throughout life, project work, personal development opportunities, leadership and citizenship, foster leadership and volunteerism in youth and adults.

4-H Pledge 
l pledge:                                                                                                                 
My HEAD to clearer thinking,
My HEART to greater loyalty,
My HANDS to larger service, and
My HEALTH for better living,
For my club, my community, my country, and my world.

4-H Motto
”To Make the Best Better”

4-H Slogan
”Learning by Doing” emphasizes the goal of 4-H members to improve themselves, their work, and their communities.

4-H Colors
The 4-H colors are green and white. Green is nature’s most common color and symbolizes youth, life, and growth; white is for purity

Additional information on the 4-H program is also available at www.colorado4h.org.

Colorado State University, U.S. Department of Agriculture and La Plata County Cooperating.  
Colorado State University Extension is an equal opportunity provider. Colorado State University does not discriminate on the basis of disability and is committed to providing reasonable accommodations. CSU’s Office of Engagement and Extension ensures meaningful access and equal opportunities to participate to individuals whose first language is not English. 
Colorado State University Extension es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.  Colorado State University no discrimina por motivos de discapacidad y se compromete a proporcionar adaptaciones razonables. Office of Engagement and Extension de CSU garantiza acceso significativo e igualdad de oportunidades para participar a las personas quienes su primer idioma no es el inglés. Col.st/ll0t3