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What is 4-H?
"Learn by doing" is the 4-H club slogan. 4-H members don't just read about things; they do them.

La. 4-H History

4-H can trace its roots in Louisiana to the boys' corn club, which began in Avoyelles Parish in 1908 with the help of the parish superintendent of education, V. L. Roy, and the dean of the College of Agriculture, Dr. W.R. Dodson.

4-H Youth and Family Development Research Review 2011-2012
Research Report

The Louisiana 4-H Youth Development program plays a critical role in the development of youth from across our great state. Through research-based, high-quality, experiential, informal educational programs, youth from diverse populations are offered opportunities to grow and develop. This report presents all the research information from the programs across the state.

Essential Elements of 4-H Youth Development
“What positive outcomes in youth, adults, and communities result from the presence of critical elements in a 4-H experience?” A group of evaluators reviewed the basic and applied research on characteristics of effective programs for youth development. From this process, eight essential elements were identified focusing on belonging, mastery, generosity and independence.

4-H Pledge
4-H Pledge
The 4-H pledge was adopted in 1927 at the National 4-H Club Camp in Washington, D. C. The ending part - “and my world” - was added in 1973. The pledge describes what the four ‘H’s stand for - Head, Heart, Hands, and Health.