Photo: 4-H activities

Members of Delta 4-H and Operation Creation 4-H clubs
show masks they made at a "Girls' Night In" workshop

About 4-H

University of Missouri Extension's 4-H educational program empowers young people to reach their full potential while working and learning in partnership with caring adults. As one of the nation's largest youth organizations, 4-H helps young people become competent, capable, caring and contributing members of society.

What is the 4-H Revolution of Responsibility?

The 4-H Revolution of Responsibility is a movement for positive change in every community in America. 4-H youth are a living, breathing, culture-changing revolution for doing the right thing, breaking through obstacles and pushing our country forward by making a measurable difference right where they live. That takes uncommon commitment.

St. Louis area programs


Learn more about this exciting after-school engineering program created by Duke University. For more information, contact Amanda Meek, 4-H SET Educator, 314-400-7386.

4-H Leadership Academy

Offers youth an opportunity to develop and enhance leadership skills in a community setting.
Contacts: Donna Garcia, Jody Squires

Missouri 4-H LIFE (Living Interactive Family Education) Program

The Missouri 4-H LIFE Program helps incarcerated parents, their children and family members strengthen their relationships.
Video:  MU Extension 4-H LIFE Program
Contacts: Donna Garcia, Lynna Lawson

Missouri 4-H Youth Futures: College Within Reach

4-H Youth Futures prepares teens for college

Missouri 4-H Youth Futures College Within Reach offers programming to inform disadvantaged high school students and their parents about college and how to prepare for it, and to encourage the students to explore college opportunities. In July, 90 high school juniors and seniors learned how to prepare for college at the program.
News release: 4-H Youth Futures helps underserved students overcome obstacles to attend college (Diamond Mack, Robin Winn are from St. Louis.)  Contact: Donna Garcia

Donna M. Garcia, 4-H Youth Futures program coordinatorgives an in-depth look into the program and her role as a mentor.

4-H Science, Engineering and Technology (SET)

Provides leadership and support for St. Louis area programs related to the National 4-H Science emphasis. This bold national effort seeks to engage one million new young people in science by 2013 to address increased demand for science and technology professionals.
Contacts: Lynna Lawson, Amanda Meek

Girls' Night In

Workshops where 4-H girls learn about citizenship, leadership and life skills in a fun setting.
Contacts: Donna Garcia, Jody Squires

St. Louis County Clubs

Students and leaders enjoy one of many health and fitness
activities during CHOICES 4-H Achievement Days.

Contact for the following clubs: Donna Garcia


An in-school 4-H program for students in the Special School District of St. Louis County.
Video: CHOICES 4-H Achievement Days 2010

Operation Creation Youth Futures Club

A high school club focusing on college preparation and volunteer services. It primarily serves North County.

Delta 4-H

A collaboration with Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, St. Louis Metropolitan Alumnae Chapter. The focus is on service, scholarship and sisterhood. The high school group is also a Youth Futures club. Membership is through Delta Sigma Theta.

Interested in a real life example? Click here to read about Aliyah Imani Wilson, a Delta 4-H/GEMS Bio.

North County Technical High School Leadership Club

An afterschool club focusing on leadership and volunteerism. Membership is through the school.

Southside Community Center Youth Futures Club

A Youth Futures club that meets at the center. Membership is through Catholic Charities.

Oakville Elementary School 4-H Club

An afterschool program in the Mehlville School District that meets at the school. Membership is through the school.

St. Louis City 4-H programs

Contact for the following clubs: Jody Squires


Participants learn the importance of healthy relationships and how to make good life choices.

Stay to Learn Educators (STL)

Involves youth at Demetrious Johnson Community Center, emphasizing education, leadership and community service.

STL Youth Futures

Designed by teenagers and provides participants with information about topics of their choice, involving them in group discussions and mentoring activities. Group meets every Thursday for class at Demetrious Johnson Community Center and once a month for field trips and community service activities.


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