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UConn 4-H provides an environment where youth can thrive

UConn 4-H is the youth development program of UConn Extension.  As part of the University of Connecticut, 4-H has access to research-based, age-appropriate information needed to help youth reach their full potential.  The mission of 4-H is to assist all youth ages 5-18 in acquiring knowledge, developing leadership and life skills while forming attitudes that will enable them to become self-directing, productive and contributing members of their families and communities.

4-H started in 1902 and we've been offering programs in Connecticut for over 120 years. Our 4-H alumni are found around the world, leading organizations in the boardroom, proficiently managing agricultural operations, and as civil servants in our local and state government.