What is in 4-H?-

The heart of a young person’s 4-H experience is being able to participate in the countless opportunities and projects that 4-H has to offer. From raising an animal to lifting a rocket into the sky, 4-H provides the outlet to explore the world, and universe!  Through a project, a 4-H member learns responsibility,
working with others, learning by doing, and life-skills.
While many projects in 4-H are coordinated on either the county or club
level, some projects may be concluded on an individual, or a self-directed,
basis.  Either way, a young person in 4-H has the opportunity to explore
their interest and learn about new and exciting topics.


“To Make the Best Better”


“Learn By Doing”


The 4-H emblem is the four-leaf clover with the letter “H” on each leaf, standing for head, heart, hands and health.


The 4-H colors are green and white. Green symbolizes nature’s most common color and represents life, springtime, and youth.  White symbolizes purity.

4-H Pledge

I pledge:

My head to clearer thinking,

My heart to greater loyalty,

My hands to larger service and

My health to better living,

for my club, my community,

my country and my world.

4-H Year

September 1 to August 31

Age of 4-H Members

1. Any youth may become a member of 4-H when he or she has reached 9 years of age, or 8 years of age and has entered the third grade. “Entered the third grade” is interpreted as September of the year the member is enrolled in the third grade.

2. Youth are eligible to participate in the current 4-H year if they are 8 (and in the third grade) or 9 years of age by August 31 of the previous 4-H year and have not reached their 19th birthday on or before August 31 of the current 4-H year.


Texas 4-H Age Categories:

Junior = 8 (and in the 3rd grade), 9 & 10 as of August 31

Intermediate = 11-13 as of August 31

Senior= 14-18 as of August 31


Enrollment Time

On September 1st each year, all former, new 4-H members, and volunteer leaders must re-enroll for the current year. Enrollment stays current from
September 1st through August 31st. To enroll in a Texas 4-H club, you must
register online using the 4-H Connect management system. You will need a computer, internet access, and a Mozilla web browser.

If you are an adult volunteer, your registration will be sent to the Youth Protection Standards Office for screening if you have not been screened, or are due for your three year review. Once you are screened and approved, your registration will be returned back to your county extension office, where an agent will review and accept your application.