Youth Save Horses Thousands Of Miles Away

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Nearly 3,000 miles-close to the entire width of the United States-separate Salmon, Idaho from Abaco Island, Bahamas. Yet when the Salmon 4-H Model Horse Club learned of the plight of endangered horses living there, they took action. “Our 4-H leader told us about how the Abaco Barb horses on Abaco Island are close to extinction […]


Incarcerated Fathers And Their Children Find New Life

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A group of inmates are learning how to breathe new life into their relationships with their children through a unique program at a maximum security prison. Through the 4-H LIFE-Living Interactive Family Education program at the Potosi Correctional Center in Mineral Point, Mo., youth build relationships with their incarcerated fathers through 4-H club work. Developed […]


Youth Connect Communities With New Technology

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From blogging to podcasting to creating online videos, 4-H youth are leading the way, using new media and communication tools to share breaking news, event coverage and educational information with their community. For example, the 4-H News technology club in Jefferson County, Wash., provides on-the-spot reports through video clips and podcasts posted to their 4-H […]


Dogs Help Youth See Themselves In A New Way

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Young people are learning responsibility and gaining self-confidence in a 4-H program where they train Seeing Eye dogs. More than 70 4-H clubs in New Jersey and the surrounding region are training 800 dogs in a unique partnership with The Seeing Eye-an organization that enhances the independence of blind people. Consistent with the 4-H tradition […]


Tech Teen Makes Cents With Tractors

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The first time one of Jenna Greckel’s clients told her to put her father on the phone, she convinced him to change his mind and sold him a $6,000 tractor. Jenna, 18, has learned a lot about bridging age and information gaps since she was the first 4-Her in her Nebraska county to complete the […]


Kids Survive With Modern Camp Experience

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Studying marine biology. Snow survival skills. Electricity. Wildlife tracking. At camp today, kids enjoy much more than the traditional crafts and canoes experience. 4-H offers a wide range of specialized camping programs all over the country where kids learn leadership, citizenship and life skills while they participate in fun activities. Shamee Hurd, 14, gets a […]