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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 2018 Vol. 8:1
Visual Presentations

To qualify for State 4-H Visual Presentation Day on April 14 youth must qualify at one of the nine local contests in March.

4-H Winter Workshops
4-H Grows Here

Beat the winter doldrums - attend one of the regional Winter Workshops!

4-H Members Have Life Changing Experiences at National 4-H Congress
Congress Gala

Massachusetts 4-H Congress delegation pictured all dressed up for the National 4-H Congress Gala!