Placer County 4-H
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Placer County 4-H

National 4-H Week

National 4-H Week

More than 6 million young people across the US celebrate National 4-H Week, which takes place annually during the first full week of October. Research has proven that participation in 4-H has a significant positive impact on young people. Recent findings from the Tufts University 4-H Study of Positive Youth Development indicate that, when compared to their peers, young people in 4-H are:

  • Nearly 4 times more likely to contribute to their communities,
  • Two times more likely to pursue healthy behaviors, and
  • Two times more likely to engage in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs in their out-of-school time.

The largest youth development organization in the world, 4-H is a community of seven million young people across the globe learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills. In the U.S., 4-H programs are implemented by the 109 land grant universities and the Cooperative Extension System through their 3,100 local Extension offices across the country. Overseas, 4-H programs operate throughout more than 50 countries.

Please visit the 4-H calendar for more information.

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