The areas of focus in Massachusetts 4-H are science, engineering and technology (including animal science), communication skills and citizenship (including leadership and community service). Since these are the current areas of focus, state, regional and national event opportunities support these project areas.
At the local level, a 4-H club may elect to have any project of interest to the members and leaders. The 4-H project is the vehicle by which youth learn valuable life and work skills while working under the leadership of caring adult mentors. 4-H curriculum is available to support over 50 project areas. Your local 4-H Educator can help you identify appropriate curriculum.
Additional State Level Program Opportunities
4th H for Health Challenge
4-H clubs can take on this challenge to bring three healthy practices to their club meetings. Turn in the challenge tracker and order free 4th H for Health pins for all club members.
State Photography contest is held in July. Go to the "Contests" section of this site, under Forms and Applications.
State Clothing Judging and Fashion Revue (see "Contests" under Forms and Applications)
open to all MA 4-H members that meet entry criteria.
Action Exhibits and stage presentations in the New England Center at the Big E
members must be selected to participate at their local Visual Presentation Program
County and Regional Program Opportunities
Winter Workshops/Winter Forums are held in the Western, Southeastern and Northeastern Regions of the state in January and February. These are open to all enrolled 4-H volunteers, members and their parents. Pre-registration is required.