4H Info

4-H British Columbia Information


The 4-H program provides young people with an opportunity to learn how to become productive, self-assured adults who can make their community and country a good place in which to live. This is fostered through project and program work, experiences with their 4-H club members and leaders and their participation in district, regional and even provincial programs.

The goal of the 4-H program is youth development. The objectives of 4-H clubs are knowledge, leadership, citizenship and personal development.

4-H is an organization dedicated to young people. The purpose of the 4-H program is to prepare girls and boys for their future as adult citizens. 4-H stands for head, heart, hands and health.

The 4-H pledge describes the significance of the four H’s:

I pledge:

  • My HEAD to clearer thinking,
  • My HEART to greater loyalty,
  • My HANDS to larger service,
  • My HEALTH to better living,
  • For my Club, my Community, and my Country.

The philosophy of the 4-H program is explained by the 4-H motto:

Learn to do by Doing.

For more information on 4-H, see the following web sites: