4-H is a youth develpment program that teaches kids to be leaders and to learn by doing. It was started as an agriculture based club but it has expanded to the suburban and urban areas. Most kids in 4-H nowdays don't even live on a farm. Most kids are from small towns or suburban areas. Kids can do projects including photography, performing arts, leadership, creative arts, vet science and if there isnt a specific category, self determined will work for any project being entered in the fair.
Of course, since 4-H was based on agriculture, there are still many opportunities to do animal science projects including dairy, beef, sheep, goats, rabbits, poultry, pigs, horses and even llamas.
There are also many opportunities for kids to become leaders in their communities when they get older by being camp counselors, club leaders, county leaders, county ambassadors and state ambassadors. This club has changed the lives of many kids and it will continue to do so in the future.
4-H is learning by doing