4-H fosters an innovative, "learn by doing" approach with proven results.
South Dakota 4-H enables youth to be engaged in the following:
- Partnerships with caring adults
- Positive learning environments
- Developing their fullest potential
- Learning life skills
Throughout the SDSU Extension 4-H Youth Development program, we value:
- Youth, families, and communities;
- Partnerships and coalitions that work for the betterment of youth in our state, and combined strength of local programming in cooperation with the land-grant university, South Dakota State University;
- Every child’s individuality and uniqueness;
- Diversity and an inclusive environment that assures all youth access to programming;
- Caring adults who volunteer to work with, mentor, and teach youth;
- The Six Pillars of Character: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship.
Joining 4-H is easy! You can either visit your local 4-H county office or enroll as a new member online.
As of January 1, potential members must be 5-7 years old in order to become a Cloverbud or 8-18 years old to become a 4-H member.
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South Dakota 4-H is holding a Career Conversations course on its Training House platform to teach various lessons about the career fields in South Dakota.
Come learn about the value of bovine artificial insemination, the A.I. process and equipment, while gaining hands on experience during this day camp.
SDSU Extension will host 4-H Shooting Sports Discipline Certification on Dec. 4 at the Jones County Sportsman Club, in Murdo, SD.
SDSU Extension will host a 4-H Shooting Sports Discipline Certification on Dec. 18 at the Brookings County Outdoor Adventure Center.