4-H Youth Development

Welcome to Delaware 4-H

4-H is the place where learning is fun, whether it takes place in your school, at camp, in your community or at the University of Delaware. There are plenty of exciting adventures that you can have in your community, state, country and all over the world. 

If you think that 4-H is just for rural kids, you will be surprised to find out that you are wrong. Delaware 4-H has something for each of the over 36,000 young people who participate in 4-H each year.

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Delaware 4-H News

  • Compilation of 4-H volunteers through the years: assisting a member making a birdhouse, posing at the 2017 volunteer ceremony and accepting an award in 2019.

    Spring into volunteering with Delaware 4-H!

    May 24, 2021 | Written by Ernie Lopez, 4-H Youth Development Extension Specialist
    The role of a Delaware 4-H volunteer or “leader” is one of the most important in our Cooperative Extension system. Youth development programming cannot be successful without an engaged and active base of volunteers who share their time and talents with youth.
  • Become a 4-H Health and Wellness Ambassador

    March 19, 2021 | Written by (Guest writer) Shaniya Lewis, a 4-H Healthy Living Ambassador!
    The 4-H community is such a fantastic asset to society! With so many wonderful programs and resources, they help to heal the world one day at a time.
  • March Spotlight: Lucky Leaf 4-H Club

    March 17, 2021 | Written by Lucky Leaf 4-H Club
    Lucky Leaf 4-H club was established in 2016 after moving our Maryland club of 21years, the Melson’s Mustangs, to Delaware.
  • Growing #TrueLeaders with Delaware 4-H

    March 12, 2021 | Written by Ernie Lopez, Extension Specialist — 4-H Youth Development
    With education on the move to a variety of new mediums, youth leadership training and hands-on experience are still a constant in the curricula of Delaware 4-H.
  • February 2021 Spotlight: Heritage 4-H Club

    February 18, 2021 | Written by Heather Coverdale
    Out of a challenging time, the Heritage 4-H Club was born!

Impacts in the First State


Learning at home

Are you looking for research-based at home learning resources? 4-H has many resources in connection with their state’s Land Grant University. Different States have different lessons, so check it out! 

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