Welcome to the website of the Morris County 4-H Association. 4‑H is America’s largest and longest standing youth development organization—empowering nearly six million young people with the life skills to lead and change. For more than 100 years, 4‑H has welcomed young people of all beliefs and backgrounds, giving kids a voice to express who they are and how they make their lives and communities better.
In 4‑H, we believe in the power of young people. We see that every child has valuable strengths and real influence to improve the world around us.
4‑H is delivered by Cooperative Extension—a community of more than 100 public universities across the nation that provides experiences where young people learn by doing. In New Jersey that university is Rutgers and it's Agricultural Experiment Station Cooperative Extension. The Morris County 4-H office is located in the Rutgers Cooperative Extension building, which is part of the county office complex off Hanover Ave. The Morris County 4-H Association, as a non-profit volunteer based group, is supporting the program, clubs, and events.
The 4-H Youth Development Program uses a learn-by-doing approach to enable youth to develop the knowledge, attitudes, and skills they need to become competent, caring, and contributing citizens of the world. This is accomplished by using the knowledge and resources of caring adults who provide educational programs for youth in grades K-13 (one year out of high school) through 4-H clubs, events, and activities. The programs strive to improve community partnerships and collaborations, strengthen skills for adults working with youth through publications and training, and encourage responsibility, community awareness, and character development in youth.
To learn more about the Morris County 4-H office, Rutgers Cooperative Extension, as well as their other services, we invite you to explore: https://morris.njaes.rutgers.edu/4h/