4-H Youth Development

Four children smilingClemson Extension agents with primary Youth Development responsibilities work closely with state extension specialists and researchers located on campus and at the various research and education centers located across the state. They provide expertise in topics including animal agriculture and veterinary science, natural resources and the environment, gardening, leadership and citizenship, personal growth and development, and science, engineering and technology.

Read the latest 4H regional newsletter, the Clover Connection.

Local Agent

Leona Parr, 4-H Agent, 803-359-8515 ext 124 (Lexington Office) or 803-865-1216 ext 116 (Richland Office) leona@clemson.edu


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4-H Youth Development: Investing in South Carolina’s Future
4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills. The South Carolina 4-H Youth Development Program uses a learn-by-doing approach, the involvement of caring adults, and the knowledge and resources of Clemson University and the land grant university system to empower youth to become healthy, productive, and contributing members of society.


  •  Community 4-H Clubs
  •  School 4-H Clubs
  •  Horse 4-H Clubs
  •  Numerous After School programs


Program Areas:

  • Agriculture
  • Natural Resources & Environmental Stewardship
  • Science, Technology & Engineering
  • Healthy Lifestyles Education,
  • Leadership
  • Personal Development and Citizenship

Visit the state-wide 4-H website.