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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Youtube Playlist: Spotlight on 4-H Projects: youtube.com/watch?v=playlist?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!

Delaware 4-H News

  • Extension Entomologist David Owens carefully removes a beehive frame as newly outfitted youth beekeepers look on.

    UD Extension Summer Camp

    August 03, 2021 | Written by Michele Walfred
    Delaware youth get unique look at the day in the life of a Cooperative Extension agent.
  • UD Extension at the State Fair

    July 20, 2021 | Written by Katie Young
    Visit Cooperative Extension and 4-H exhibits at the July 22-31 event in Harrington.
  • Service learning for the next generation

    June 24, 2021 | Written by Jill Jackson, Extension Education - 4-H Youth Development
    A survey by Tufts University found that 4-H’ers are four times more likely to make contributions to their communities and two times more likely to be civically active then youth not involved in 4-H.
  • Cooperative Extension brings life skills to Delaware teachers and youth

    June 17, 2021 | Written by Christy Mannering
    Botvin LifeSkills Program reached such success that it is now the state of Delaware’s preferred training methodology for prevention, intervention and life skills.
  • 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.

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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