4-H & Youth Development

What is 4-H All About?

4-H IS MORE THAN JUST A CLUB!  4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship and life skills.  4-H is about having fun, learning, exploring and discovering.  In 4-H, young people make new friends, develop new skills, become leaders and help shape their communities.

More than 65,000 Texas youth are enrolled members of 4-H community clubs in Texas.  Another 850,000 Texas youth get involved in 4-H through special educational opportunities at school, in after school programs, or at neighborhood or youth centers.  These youth live in cities, suburbs, small towns and rural communities.

4-H gives them a chance to pursue their own interests – from photography to computers, from building rockets to raising sheep.  They go places – to camp, to state and national conferences and they learn to be leaders and active citizens.

In 4-H clubs, they serve as officers and learn to conduct meetings, handle club funds, and facilitate group decision-making.  In a growing number of communities, 4-H youth serve as youth representatives in municipal or county government or as members of Teen Courts.  They give back to their communities.  4-H members get involved in volunteer projects to protect the environment, mentor younger children and help people who are less fortunate.

Here is the link of projects you and/or your children can be involved in



Mission of Texas 4-H

Prepare youth to meet the challenges of childhood, adolescence and adulthood, through a coordinated, long-term, progressive series of educational experiences that enhance life skills and develop social, emotional, physical and cognitive competencies.


Who can join Briscoe County 4-H?

Briscoe County 4-H is open to all Briscoe County Youth, who are 5 years old through 18.

Youth enrolled in kindergarten through 2nd grade can participate in non-competitive events and specific project meetings, they will also have their very own club!

This club is new to Briscoe County so stay tuned for more details.


What can you do through 4-H?

4-H Youth in Briscoe County have the opportunity to participate in organized projects with learning opportunities. These projects range from the traditional livestock and food and nutrition to the non-traditional photography, shooting sports, consumer decision making, and public speaking. The opportunities don’t stop there! Because 4-H is all about learning, anything that can help a child learn leadership, citizenship, or other life skills can be designed as a 4-H project. Just see your county extension agents for assistance in designing your personalized 4-H plan.


Why become a member?

Youth become members of 4-H for various reasons in Briscoe County. Be it to show in a livestock show, learn to cook, hang out with friends, or just to have fun. Some valuable life skills and project knowledge that students might have the opportunity to participate in are: Leadership Events & Opportunities, Public Speaking Opportunities, Community Service Events, Interviewing Skills, Decision Making Skills, and Lifelong Friendships. Please contact the extension office more information.


How much does it cost and how do I join?

If you live in Briscoe County, to join is FREE. There are projects that will require an investment, please acquire additional information before beginning projects. Enrollment will be between August and September so keep a look out for a flyer or on social media for information.


As an adult how can I become involved with the 4-H program?

Adults interested in assisting the 4-H program can become volunteers. Volunteers are able to help with a number of items throughout the year. Our volunteers can be club managers, project leaders, chaperones or can help with refreshments and transportation to and from events. If you are interested in becoming a 4-H volunteer, please contact our Briscoe County 4-H office for more information.  For the protection of our 4-H members, all Volunteer forms are sent to the State Office where they perform background checks.

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