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?

4-H overview

• 4-H youth experience hands-on learning, including opportunities to design a mini electronic car, grow a garden, raise a chicken, practice public speaking, and/or build a robot, all while developing essential life skills.


 • 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-based 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 is primarily delivered through community clubs and community programs. Click below to learn more.

Community Clubs
Community Clubs
Community Programs
Community Programs

Adults: You can share your passions as a leader of community clubs, volunteer at community programs, and more. Learn how to join here.



Want to learn more?

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

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