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

  • A collage of volunteers.

    The power of time: the impact of UD Extension volunteers in the First State

    April 27, 2023 | Written by Katie Young
    UD Extension's incredible work couldn’t be done without the more than 3,000 volunteers who generously share their time and talents with communities across the First State! Find out all about the work they do and explore the history of UD Extension's volunteer program!
  • Now’s the time: Start a 4-H Club!

    April 20, 2023 | Written by Kristin Cook, 4-H Youth Development Agent
    4-H leaders organize the opportunities for youth to engage in these positive experiences with the help of the staff at the local 4-H office.
  • 5 Ways Youth can Become Comfortable Speaking in Front of an Audience

    March 02, 2023 | Written by Jill Jackson, 4-H Youth Development Agent
    Whether participating in a communications contests like Public Speaking and Demonstrations, speaking to a judge at Favorite Foods or talking to their club about an upcoming event, there are a variety of ways 4-H members can practice speaking to others.
  • 5 Ways Being a Summer Camp Counselor Can Prepare You for the Future

    February 08, 2023 | Written by Kaitlin Rogers, 4-H Youth Development Agent
    Being a summer camp counselor can be a rewarding and long-term beneficial summer job. The skills developed while working with your peers and younger youth will carry on with you into adulthood.
  • Archery takes 4-Her Abby Sparpaglione across the globe

    November 30, 2022 | Written by Dante LaPenta
    4-Her Abby Sparpaglione travels far and wide to compete in national and international archery competitions.

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4-H Speaker's Bureau

Delaware 4-H Youth Educators have a selection of topics that they are available to make presentations on for community audiences. Please complete the form with the topic you are interested in, and someone will contact you about scheduling the presentation.

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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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Youtube Playlist: Spotlight on 4-H Projects: youtube.com/embed/videoseries?list=PLI-ZR4Jwy4gI9d6xEHfETIFHrSvzR458_

Spotlight on 4-H Projects

Why is 4-H so great? There is no better testimonial than from the youth who are impacted by the diversity of project areas offered to Delaware youth through the 4-H program. Listen to their stories!

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