Personal Development Opportunities in 4-H

Arts and Crafts

Youth may chose from drawing, fiber, and sculpting to develop their artistic skills and talents. All the activities focus on exploring the elements and principles of design and encouraging the development of skills for a lifetime.

Babysitting / Child Care

Youth learn about self care, rules, responsibility, how to handle their emotions, and safety. The babysitting topics of basic infant and childcare, educational games, nutritious snacks are covered along with business management tips.

Clothing / Textiles

The learning begins with the basics of sewing construction before moving on to teaching youth how to develop their fashion sense and the skills needed to create a unique style of their own.


Youth will experience what it means to be a consumer through saving, spending and sharing. Youth learn to understand the influence of peer pressure, the power of advertising, and the expanding Internet market as they learn to make smart shopping choices.

Performing Arts

Although acting is the primary subject matter, youth will create sound effects, make puppets, do improvisations, create disguises, and design costumes. Youth will learn how to express themselves clearly in the exaggerated manner that is seen on stage and screen.

Photography / Video

This fun and informative teaches everything from seeing the shot and choosing subjects, to understanding picture composition, flashes and film types, concepts of lighting, focusing on careers, and digital photography and files.