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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One in five youth experiences a mental health and/or substance use problem, but less than one third access treatment.
Registration for the Black Hills Stock Show® Youth Day ends on January 15, 2021.
The National 4-H Shooting Sports Championships will be held on June 20 - 25, 2021.
Youth who have at least five years of active membership in South Dakota 4-H (current high school senior or accepted to college, technical institute, etc.) are eligible to apply for South Dakota 4-H Scholarships.