a program for young people sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, offering training in agriculture, home economics, conservation, citizenship, etc. through local organizations (4-H clubs) and related activities
Origin of 4-Hso named from its goal of improving members' h(ead), h(eart), h(ands), and h(ealth)
- In the United States, a youth organization administered by the Cooperative Extension System of the United States Department of Agriculture with the mission of "engaging youth to reach their fullest potential while advancing the field of youth development."
Derived from the four beginning letters of "Head, Heart, Hands, and Health".