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4-H clover About 4-H

What is 4-H?

4-H is an out-of-school, hands-on learning program. Choose a project that’s interesting to you and explore it with peers and caring adults. 

Who can join 4-H?

4-H is for anyone in kindergarten through one year post-high school (grade 13). Youth in kindergarten through second grade are considered Cloverbuds.

Is there a cost?

Some experiences within 4-H may have a cost, and some local 4-H programs or clubs may have dues, but financial assistance may be available. 

Where is 4-H near me?

Clubs and 4-H opportunities are in every Minnesota county and some tribal nations. A local 4-H club is your place to make friends, deepen your project learning and find leadership opportunities. You may meet people you already know or a whole new set of friends. Watch this video about what a 4-H club is to learn more.

Find a 4-H program near me

What can I do in 4-H?

The sky’s the limit! 4-H offers learning experiences in science, photography, agriculture, healthy living, civic engagement and much more. We have one-day events, clubs to join, year-long projects and everything in between. We also offer distance learning with 4-H programs to explore, discover and make a difference right from your own home. There are many ways to try 4-H.


4-H is all about project-based learning. We have many project areas to choose from. 


4-H camps offer guided outdoor learning opportunities and experiences.


4-H offers experiences and events year-round.

How do I join 4-H?

You can fill out a registration form at any 4-H event or online. Becoming a 4-H member opens up a host of resources and opportunities such as showcase and judging experiences, scholarships, leadership trips and more.

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Questions about joining 4-H? Fill out a form to have someone contact you.

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