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The 4 H’s – Head, Heart, Hands and Health

Head, Heart, Hands and Health. These are the four Hs all 4-Hers strive to embody. But what does it mean to embody the four H’s?

Head: 4-H allows youth to take the lead – with the help of adults – in thinking, learning and making decisions. This helps develop their critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

Heart: 4-H helps youth build strong relationship with peers and adults based on accepting responsibility and developing values. 4-Her’s lead with self-discipline, integrity and communication.

Hands: 4-H gives youth the opportunity to learn by doing through their talents and skills making their communities a better place to live and grow. 4-Her’s learn to serve others.

Health: 4-H helps youth make healthy choices to keep them physically and mentally able to do what they need to at school, home and in their communities.

4-H provides a safe environment for youth to find their spark and thrive. 4-H has opportunities for all.

Cloverbuds, for youth ages 5-7, gives an introduction to 4-H. Traditional 4-H is open to youth ages 7-18.

Adult volunteers are always needed to help! Volunteering can be done on a long-term or short-term basis.

4-H projects range from large livestock, small livestock, STEM (including Legos), foods and nutrition, clothing, art, reading and much more. If you have an interest, 4-H has a project!

To learn more about what 4-H can do for you, contact the Frontier Extension District at the Lyndon office at 785-828-4438 or by email at or

Celebrating National 4-H Week, Oct. 1-7, 2023!

Information thanks to Frontier Extension District.

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