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4-H youth and adults stand before Otsego County sign.
State sheep show
Floating Classroom
Horse Show
4-H Onondaga County Horse Show Group Photo

4-H Youth Development

4-H is a worldwide youth development program available in every state and over eight countries. It is open to all youth aged 5-to-19, who want to have fun, learn new skills, and explore the world. In return, youth who participate in 4-H find a supportive environment and opportunities for hands-on or "experiential" learning about things that interest them. They also get what all young people need to succeed in life - the confidence, compassion and connections with caring adults to make contributions in their communities. The mission of Cornell Cooperative Extension 4-H Youth Development is to unleash the power of youth and adults through diverse opportunities that meet community needs.

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.

Last updated July 26, 2019