4-H began in the early 1900's as Corn Clubs for boys and Canning Clubs for girls. Although the program has changed a lot through the years, it has always been a program designed to help children become productive members of their communities.

4-H is a national orginization delivered by Cooperative Extension–a community of more than 100 public universities across the nation that provides experiences where young people learn by doing. Youth complete hands-on projects in areas like health, science, agriculture and citizenship, in a positive environment where they receive guidance from adult mentors and are encouraged to take on proactive leadership roles. Kids experience 4-H in every county and parish in the country. It's an experience they can'™t stop talking about.

The Nebraska 4-H program prepares young people for successful futures. Educational programs place a strong emphasis on life skills.

Life Skills

Nebraska Extension 4-H Framework

The Nebraska Extension 4-H Framework includes information about the focuses of youth development, priority areas for educational programs, and delivery methods.

Difference Between Clover Kids and 4-H
Clover Kids 4-H
Type of Learning Activity Centered Project-Centered
Type of Instruction Leader/Parent Directed Self-study, Individual or Leader/Parent Directed

Educational Resources

The Pick Your Project is an online project selection guide for finding both county-only and state fair eligible 4-H fair projects and their resources. Users can search by keywords or browse by curriculum area, knowledge level, and geographic level.