4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills. The four-H's stand for: Head, Heart, Hands and Health. They represent the four points of the 4-H pledge: clearer thinking, greater loyalty, larger service, and better living.

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Head, Heart, Hands and Health 

4-H is the youth development program of the Virginia Cooperative Extension Service conducted by Virginia Tech and Virginia State Universities. It is an informal, hands-on education approach focusing on building lifelong learning skills that develop youths' potential through community clubs, special-interest groups, camps and in-school programs. Projects cover subjects ranging from citizenship, foods and health, to animal sciences. These are "learn-by-doing" programs for youth ages 5-19.​

How to Join Virginia Beach 4-H:

Joining 4-H is free; however some activities may have minimal costs associated with them. Certain programs focus only on Cloverbuds (ages 5-8), while others require youth to be at least 9 years old. To join, simply choose the club or clubs of interest and attend one of their meetings. The 4-H club leaders will be able to provide 4-H online enrollment information at your first meeting.

For more information, call the Virginia Beach Extension Office at (757) 385-4769 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.


2449 Princess Anne Road
Building 14, 2nd Floor
Virginia Beach, VA 23456

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