While the majority of 4-H youth development work is conducted with youth at the school age level, the 4-H program also provides an opportunity for young adults.
The 4-H Youth Development Program is the youth outreach program from the land-grant institutions’ cooperative extension services and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. 4-H serves as a model program for the practice of positive youth development by creating positive learning experiences; positive relationships for and between youth and adults; positive, safe environments; and opportunities for positive risk taking. Involvement for young adults in positive youth development programming can take many forms. The below resources outline some of these opportunities.