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4-H clover What is 4-H?

Minnesota 4-H grows true leaders

In 4-H, young people build the skills they need for a lifetime - they learn and lead with the support of caring adults. In 2016-17, nearly 140,000 Minnesota youth and more than 22,000 adult volunteers took part in 4-H experiences. Our state report explains the impact of 4-H in Minnesota.

Where is 4-H?

You can find 4-H in urban, suburban, tribal and rural communities across Minnesota. There are many ways to participate.

What can I do in 4-H?

4-H'ers can design their own activities or take part in a structured one. In 4-H, young people learn by doing. This learning model teaches them life skills such as:

  • Problem solving

  • Decision making

  • Coping

  • Communicating

  • Teamwork


Who's in Minnesota 4-H?

We have something for everyone! 4-H activities are open to youth in kindergarten through one year past high school. 4-H is in hundreds of locations across the state. In 2017, up to 69,000 Minnesota youth took part in our program. They came from all areas of the state. 

pie chart showing the biggest group of 4-H'ers live in small towns, followed by small cities

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 family, my club, my community, my country, and my world.

Promesa 4‑H

Prometo usar mi mente para pensar con más claridad,
mi corazón para ser más leal,
mis manos para ser más servicial,
mi salud para cuidarme más,
por mi familia, mi club, mi comunidad, mi país y mi mundo.

4-H wacadka

4-H waxa aan balan qaadayaa in qalbigeygu noqdo mid nadiif ah,
nafteydu daacad ahaato,
gacmaheygu adeegaan,
una noolado si caafimaad qabto ee qoyskayga,
naadiegyga, bullshadeeyda, wadankeeyga, iyo dunidaba.

4-H pledge in Karen language

4-H is for you!

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