Orange County 4-H
Orange County 4-H
Orange County 4-H
University of California
Orange County 4-H


What is 4-H?



4-H, whose four “H’s” stand for Head, Heart, Hands and Health, is a nation-wide youth development program that helps youth ages 5-19 reach their full potential as competent and confident leaders who contribute to their communities. Programming is focused on three core content areas of citizenship, healthy living, and science, engineering, and technology (SET), which means there is something for everyone in 4-H!



What makes 4-H unique?

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• 4-H youth engage in experiential learning, carrying out projects such as building a robot, growing a garden, raising a chicken, or practicing public speaking, all while developing essential life skills like responsibility, critical thinking, and cooperation.


 • 4-H strengthens youth-adult partnerships. Adults serve as role-models that share their passions and interests as leaders of youth community clubs, members of county council, or volunteers for community programs and outreach events.


 • 4-H uses research informed programming. As part of the University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR), California 4-H programming benefits from the efforts of researchers and educators advancing the field of positive youth development.



How can I get involved with Orange County 4-H?

Youth: In Orange County, 4-H members participate in project-based clubs. Additional opportunities for members include events, teen council, and member recognition. Click below to learn more.

Community Club

Teen Council
Member Recognition


Adults: There are multiple ways you can make a difference in the lives of youth! Click below to learn more. 

Adult Volunteers


Want to learn more?

Feel free to browse our handbook for new families or our cloverpedia of common 4-H terms. You can also find more information about Orange County 4-H programming through the navigation menu on the left.

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