4-H Youth Development
Canyon County 4-H & FFA Expo Information
What is 4-H?
4-H is the nation’s largest youth development organization. It reaches more than seven million youth.
4-H helps youth gain knowledge, develop life skills and form attitudes to become productive members of society. Research based programs give youth the hands-on, real world experience they need to be leaders.
Today’s 4-H is for all youth between the ages of eight and 18 years. Kids between ages five and seven can join Cloverbuds, a non-competitive 4-H program.
Canyon County 4-H members can choose from many projects. Visit the UI Extension 4-H Youth Development projects website to learn about the options.
4-H projects can
- Create more interest in daily tasks
- Strengthen family and community ties
- Develop leadership skills
- Explore future careers
University of Idaho Extension in Canyon County invites youth to participate in a series of spring and summer 4-H day camps. Youth do not have to be enrolled in 4-H to participate.