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Mass 4-H

Massachusetts 4-H is a youth development program open to all young people ages 5 through 18 throughout the Commonwealth. It is part of a nationwide system connected to each land-grant institution of higher education and as such, has access to a wealth of resources and curriculum. In Massachusetts, 4-H is based at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and has offices in seven regions of the state.

Based on the Eight Essential Elements of Positive Youth Development, 4-H helps young people learn life skills under the guidance of trained, screened volunteers in non-formal educational settings such as clubs, camps and afterschool programs. These Essential Elements can also be viewed as the Five “C’s” – Competence, Confidence, Connection, Character and Caring.  When young people work on these characteristics they demonstrate a Sixth “C”: Contribution to self, family, community and the institutions of a civil society.

Current Newsletter: Mass 4H Newsletter 2017 Vol. 7:1
2017 MA 4-H Agricultural Day Speech Contest

Calling all MA Dairy Ambassadors and 4-H Ambassadors!

4-H Visual Presentation Program
4-H member doing a Visual Presentation

All 4-H members are encouraged to participate in their local 4-H Visual Presentation event!  Please attend one of the local competitions and support 4-H youth as they develop presentation skills!

4-H Winter Workshops and Winter Forum - Something for Everyone!

4-H volunteers, members and parents are invited to attend one of the three regional Winter Workshop/
Winter Forum sessions offered.