“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.
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.
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