4-H Youth Development
Kansas 4-H is the youth development program for K-State Research and Extension. Through 4-H's educational mission, we help youth to learn by doing. In 4-H, we are committed to providing positive experiences for as many young people as possible. While 4-H is a network of families that grows great kids, it is more than that. 4-H helps youth to learn life skills and to reach their full potential in becoming engaged adults who make valuable social and economic contributions in their communities.
4-H is a unique organization, in that it is the only youth development organization with oversight and sponsorship by the federal government. At the federal level, 4-H is administered by the United States Department of Agriculture, through the National Institute of Food and Agriculture.
The federal government partners with the land-grant university of each state. In Kansas, that is Kansas State University. K-State Research and Extension administers the 4-H program in cooperation with local Extension governing units located in all 105 counties.
Ready to get started? Find a 4-H Club near you or Contact Kansas 4-H for more information.