ABOUT 4-H in Mesa County

Who We Are

4-H’ers across the nation are responding to challenges every day in their communities and their world.
    4-H is the nation’s largest youth development organization, empowering six million young people throughout the United States! With 611,800 volunteers, 3,500 professionals, and more than 25 million alumni, the 4-H movement supports young people from elementary school through high school with programs designed to shape future leaders and innovators. Fueled by research-driven programming, 4-H’ers engage in hands-on learning activities in the areas of science, citizenship and healthy living.
 

Proven Results

4-H’ers are:

  • Four times more likely to make contributions to their communities (Grades 7-12);

  • Two times more likely to be civically active (Grades 8-12);

  • Two times more likely to make healthier choices (Grade 7);

  • Two times more likely to participate in Science, Engineering and Computer Technology programs during out-of-school time (Grades 10 – 12); and

  • 4-H girls are two times  more likely (Grade 10) and nearly three times more likely (Grade 12) to take part in science programs compared to girls in other out-of-school time activities.