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4-H Mission
4-H empowers youth to reach their full potential, working and learning in partnership with caring adults.

4-H Vision
A world in which youth and adults learn, grow and work together as catalysts for positive change.

Denver 4-H programs are more than you ever imagined!

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 in many ways. The Denver 4-H program designs projects 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.

4-H School Enrichment Programs

Teachers are busy people. 4-H provides opportunities to enhance daily programming in subject matter areas with an extensive variety of interactive, hands on learning from curricula developed by a system of land grant universities. Some enrichment areas include: leadership, science, gardening, environmental education, arts and crafts, dramatic arts, and much more… View the current 4-H School Enrichment Programs.

Out-of-School Time Opportunities

Whether after school, at a recreation center, church or in a park, 4-H programming exists through short-term sessions, projects and/or events – led by a passionate denver-clovervolunteer teacher, parent or community member who cares deeply about working with youth in a particular subject area. Our most readily view-able out-of-school time programs during the school year are those we offer in partnership with Denver Parks and Recreation. Currently our programs are featured in 10 different Denver recreation centers as a part of the MY Denver program.  If you or your family is interested in a cooking experience where youth are the focus, send us an email and we can send you the details of the location nearest you!