Florida 4-H Impact
4-H is the only youth development program with direct access to technological advances from university research. According to the 4-H Study of Positive Youth Development conducted by Tufts University young people in 4-H:
- Report better grades, higher levels of academic competence, and an elevated level of engagement at school.
- Are nearly two times more likely to plan to go to college
- Are more likely to pursue future courses in a career in science, engineering, or computer technology.
The UF/IFAS Extension Florida 4-H Youth Development Program uses a learn-by-doing approach to help youth gain the knowledge and skills they need to be responsible, productive citizens. This mission is accomplished by creating safe and inclusive learning environments, involving caring adults, and utilizing the expertise and resources of the University of Florida and the nationwide land grant university system.
During the 2019-20 program year, Florida 4-H reached over 151,000 youth, ages 5-18, through 4-H clubs, school enrichment, camping, school age child care programs, etc.—with the help of more than 7,000 adult and youth volunteers trained by Extension 4-H Faculty statewide.
Take a deeper look at the impact Florida 4-H’ers are making: