4-H Youth Development


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4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship and life skills. 

Youth, ages 5 - 19, can be a member of 4-H by joining a club, being a part of an inschool or afterschool program where 4-H is incorporated, or by working on an individual project.

Adult volunteers
are a significant part of a 4-H member's experience.  Volunteers serve in a variety of capacities that are flexible to fit personal schedules, skills, talents and interests. 

Clemson 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.

Upcoming Events:
4-H Cooking Classes - beginning November 9

4-H Membership The new 4-H year begins September 1.  Click to find and print the 2015-2016 membership form!

4-H Projects

Use the links below to find out more about how to build a 4-H project or plan a 4-H club meeting in one of these 4-H project areas.

4-H Symbols, Emblems, and Traditions

Click here to learn about the 4-H Clover, colors, pledge and creed.

State 4-H Calendar

Join the Revolution of Responsibility:  Follow that link to see an inspiring story of a 4-H member who bought a house with her Fair winnings. 

 Visit the state-wide 4-H website

For your information:
Emergency and Disaster Preparedness Information for Families including pets
Haiti Service Project - 4-H member Michael Singletary has adopted an orphanage in Haiti as a senior-level 4-H project

Local Agent:  Leigh Walker, 803-534-6280, lawlkr@clemson.edu