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


We are recruiting adult leaders from elementary and middle school youth groups to participate in this exciting after school engineering program designed 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: Gus Robinson, Amanda Meek, Terry Olishile

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: Amanda Meek, 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 through 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 For St. Louis program, contacts are Amanda Meek, Gus Robinson, Terry Olishile

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:, Amanda Meek, Vince McKinney

Girls' Night In

Workshops where 4-H girls learn about citizenship, leadership and life skills in a fun setting.
Contacts: Terry Olishile

St. Louis County Community Clubs 

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

Contact for the following clubs: Amanda Meek


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

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.


St. Louis City 4-H programs

Contact: Gus Robinson


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