Our mission is to give ALL youth equal access to opportunity.
4-H provides kids with community, mentors, and learning opportunities to develop the skills they need to create positive change in their lives and communities.
What is 4-H?
4‑H is America’s largest and longest standing youth development organization—empowering nearly six million young people with the lifeskills 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.
There's so much to discover in 4-H!
Learn more about 4-H opportunities at the county, state, and national levels.
The 4-H Youth Development Program is part of Rutgers and it's New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station Cooperative Extension. 4-H educational programs are offered to all youth, grades K-13, on an age appropriate basis, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, marital status, civil union status, domestic partnership status, military service, veteran status, and any other category protected by law.