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About 4-H

Welcome to the Onondaga County 4-H Program!

4-H welcomes young people from all beliefs and backgrounds, empowering them to create positive change in their communities.

4-H youth learn leadership, civic engagement and life skills. Nationally, more than 6 million kids and teens belong to this youth development organization.

Onondaga County offers local and county-wide 4-H clubs and programs, connections to 4-H camps, and statewide 4-H activities.

4-H is open to all youth aged 5-to-18, who want to have fun, learn new skills, and explore the world. 4-H members have a supportive environment and opportunities for hands-on or "experiential" learning about topics that interest them.

They come away with skills all young people need to succeed in life:confidence, compassion and connections with caring adults to help them contribute to their communities.

The mission of Cornell Cooperative Extension 4-H Youth Development is to unleash the power of youth through diverse opportunities. 4-H Youth Development Programs in the 57 counties in New York State and in New York City create learning environments for youth and adult volunteers reach their full potential as capable, competent, and caring community members.

Cornell Cooperative Extension appreciates diversity, values volunteerism, and partners with schools and community organizations to support youth, families, and communities.

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Onondaga 4-H Team


Last updated July 17, 2020