Factsheets

4-H Youth Development Program

4-H offers a youth development experience for youth ages 5-19. 4-H encourages youth to reach their full potential through working and learning in partnership with caring adults.

Implementation of the 4-H Program

The Smith-Lever Act of 1914 created the Cooperative Extension Service as a partnership between USDA, the land-grant university (LGU) system and local governments. This unique federal-state-local partnership has worked effectively for more than 100 years. 4-H youth development is an important part of the total Cooperative Extension System’s educational program.

Science of Positive Youth Development

Connecting youth to positive experiences and environments is a purposeful process. All youth have the room for positive growth and development. This systems approach to positive youth development uses the ecological model of influencers and strength-based supporters to involve and engage every part of the community—schools, homes, community members and others.

FY 2017 Hatch (Multistate) Final Appendix A

FY 2017 Hatch (Multistate) Final Appendix A

FY 2017 Hatch (Regular) Final Appendix A

FY 2017 Hatch (Regular) Final Appendix A

FY 2017 Smith-Lever Special Needs Final Appendix A

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FY 2017 Smith-Lever Final Appendix A

FY 2017 Smith-Lever Final Appendix A

FY 2017 Renewable Resources Extension Act Final Appendix A

FY 2017 Renewable Resources Extension Act Final Appendix A.

FY 2017 McIntire-Stennis Final Appendix A

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FY 2017 Animal Health and Disease Research Final Appendix A

FY 2017 Animal Health and Disease Research Final Appendix A.