4-H Program

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Program Information


Rural Development /4-H Section
Alberta Agriculture and Forestry

For Further Information Contact:

Tel: 780-422-4444 Fax: 780-422-7755
Email: info@4h.ab.ca

Program Details
  Welcome to 4-H. Many know of this Alberta institution and popular program that has been around since 1917. Over the years, however, 4-H has quietly evolved into a dynamic program whose projects encompass everything from active living, arts, science and technology, crafts, cooking, agriculture and so much more! Today’s exciting 4-H program gives urban and rural youth and adults life-long skills such as co-operation, leadership, interpersonal relations, critical thinking, decision making, organization, public speaking and community service.

We all want the best for our kids but we know that healthy, active social programs that boost tactile performance and build up self-confidence while being fun and engaging can be costly or inconvenient. That is why 4-H is designed with families in mind. Parents and children of all ages can participate in age-appropriate meetings and projects at the same time. No more running in two or more directions to accommodate each child’s activities. 4-H is also affordable. Our vested interest in making sure Alberta families have a firm foundation for life means we’ve made our program financially accessible for all income levels. In fact, with our scholarships we may wind up giving you money!

Best of all, the program is fun. We believe to be equipped for success, you must learn by doing. At 4-H you will learn through using your head, heart hands and health:

  • My head to clearer thinking,
  • My heart to greater loyalty,
  • My hands to larger service,
  • And my health to better living,
  • For my club, my community, and my country.
Take the future into your own hands and explore a world of infinite possibilities through 4-H. With more than 300 established clubs across the province, you can be part of 4-H wherever you live. Members are between the ages of 9 and 20, Cleaver Kids are between the ages of 6 and 8, and leaders must be 18 or older.

For more information on how to join 4-H visit the 4-H website.
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Last Reviewed/Revised on February 2, 2018.