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

  • Two University of Delaware graduate students will research the quails' success once they've been released at the Letterkenny Army Depot in Pennsylvania.

    About 100 wild quail will soon be released at Letterkenny Army Depot in Franklin County

    February 28, 2024 | Written by Brian Whipkey, York Daily Record
    Two University of Delaware graduate students will research the quails' success once they've been released at the Letterkenny Army Depot in Pennsylvania.
  • Exploring Brazil's Plants and Landscapes

    February 27, 2024 | Written by Katie Peikes
    Some UD students spent January in Brazil studying human interactions with plants and learning how to capture landscape details. They explored locations such as Rio de Janeiro and the Amazon, where they immersed themselves in Brazil's rich history and ecology.
  • Delaware 4-H Members Gain Self-Efficacy Through Public Speaking

    February 26, 2024 | Written by Jill Jackson, 4-H Youth Development Agent
    The Delaware 4-H program consistently provides programs to teach our youth leadership and communication skills as these are important life skills for every individual to learn. The goal of Delaware 4-H public speaking events are to provide members with techniques to help them improve their communication skills and feel comfortable speaking in any situation. Competitive 4-H events include the Public Speaking Contest where members are asked to develop a speech around a topic of their choice and present to an audience and judges.
  • 23rd Annual Mid-Atlantic Women in Agriculture Conference

    February 23, 2024 | Written by Michele Walfred, Communications Specialist
    The 23rd annual Mid-Atlantic Women in Agriculture Conference, with more than 200 in attendance, was held on Feb. 15, 2024, at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club in Stevensville, Maryland. Five UD extension staff led workshops at the event.
  • Methane Mystery

    February 22, 2024 | Written by Katie Peikes Photos by Evan Krape and Andrew Hill
    Tidal salt marshes are fairly common across the Mid-Atlantic. These coastal ecosystems provide habitat for plants, birds and fish. Existing at the intersection of land and sea, tidal salt marshes act as armor against hurricanes and shoreline erosion.

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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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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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