4-H Youth Development Program
4-H is one of the largest youth organizations in the United States. With more than 6 million participating youth there are clubs in every county of every state. Adult leaders and volunteers work with youth (ages 5-19) in a variety of settings including schools, day camps, overnight camps, after school clubs, and other learning environments. They teach these youngsters life skills and provide opportunities for them to practice and use the tools they learn. They also teach them how to meet their own needs and those of the community in positive ways. The variety of projects offered allow young people to develop skills that will help them succeed and reach their full potential throughout their lifetime.
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, nature's most common color, represents spring, life, youth & growth.
White symbolizes purity and high ideals.
The 4-H Slogan - "Learn by doing."
The Montana Mission Statement
To educate youth and adults for living in a a global ever-changing
world by using the resources of the Land Grant Universities and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
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.