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What is 4-H?

4-H is America’s largest youth development organization—empowering nearly six million young people across the U.S. with the skills to lead for a lifetime. 4-H stands for Head, Heart, Hands, and Health. In 4‑H, we believe in the power of young people. We see that every child has valuable strengths and real influence to improve the world around us. 4-H programs empower young people to be well-informed citizens who are actively engaged in their communities and the world. Young people can get involved in 4-H through school and clubs, in-school and after-school programs,and summer programming.

Denver 4-H Mission and Vision:

Denver 4-H Youth Development empowers youth to have healthy, positive relationships, develop life skills, realize their spark and become engaged learners. 4-H empowers youth to reach their full potential, working and learning in partnership with caring adults. We are working towards creating a world in which youth and adults learn, grow and work together as catalysts for positive change.

Our 4-H programs are unique experiences in positive youth development, with a direct link to Colorado State University.  We offer a customized, urban 4-H program, which provides hands-on experiences for diverse audiences. See the Denver 4-H Program Descriptions and Offerings List to check out all of program options!

We are a reliable community partner for schools and organizations, while being accessible and welcoming to all.

Denver 4-H and Partnerships:

The Denver 4-H program designs programs and activities to meet the needs of youth, parents, volunteers, schools, recreation centers, libraries, community agencies and more.  Partnerships are the hallmark of urban 4-H programs, and we could not deliver Denver 4-H Programs without being connected to other youth-serving volunteers and organizations such as Denver Parks and Recreation, Denver Public Library, The Bridge Project, Denver Public Schools, Community Inc., and so many more.

Learn more and explore Denver 4-H:

Learn more about our programs, embryology, how to volunteer with us, our becoming a 4-H STEM AmeriCorps member, and how to contact a youth development agent today:


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