4-H & Youth Development


Preparing youth to meet the challenges of the 21st century, through a coordinated, long-term, series of educational experiences that enhance life skill


4-H Science of Agriculture

4-H Outreach 

4-H Youth Gardens Program

Bexar County Links 

4-H Connect

4-H News

4-H Resources

4-H Club

4-H Calendar



4-H SET 



What Is 4-H All About?

4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship and life skills. 4-H is about having fun, learning, exploring and discovering. In 4-H, young people make new friends, develop new skills, become leaders and help shape their communities. Some 4-H youth work with animals, while others choose food, crafts, sports, or even technology! 4-H projects include bee-keeping, bicycles, photography, horticulture, electricity, computers, soil judging, environmental conservation, sewing, rodeo, public speaking, citizenship, leadership, cooking, raising animals, and much, much more.

Who Can Join?

4-H Members are boys and girls between 8 years old and in the third grade to 19 years old. They live in cities, suburban neighborhoods, small towns and farms. They join 4-H because it’s fun. It provides opportunities to work and play with friends, to learn about and do interesting things and to develop leadership skills

4-H gives young people the opportunity to explore new things…from photography to showing livestock, and everything in between. Call (210)467.6575

How Do I Join 4-H

You can become a member in any of the different ways described below. As a 4-H member in any type of club, you are eligible to participate in county-wide events and contests, to go to 4-H camp and to apply for 4-H scholarships.

What Do the H’S Stand For in 4-H?

I pledge:

My Head to clearer thinking,
My Heart to greater loyalty
My Hands to larger service and
My Health to better living for
My club, my community,
My country and my world

Newcomer’s Handbook – PDF format

Join An Existing 4-H Community Club

There are approximately 50 clubs in Bexar County.  Call the Bexar County Extension Office (210/467-6575) for the name of a club leader who can talk to you more about a club in your area.

Form a New 4-H Community Club

If there is not already an existing 4-H club in your area, you may want to consider forming one. You will need at least five youth and two adult volunteers to form a new 4-H community club. Each member must become involved in at least one 4-H project. Contact the Bexar County Extension Office (210/467-6575) for more information about forming a new club.

Form a Partner Organization Club

Youth who are at a site-based youth organization may form a 4-H club as part of their participation with that group. For example, youth at an after-school site might become interested in gardening and could form a 4-H club to work on a gardening project. Staff or volunteers at the organization site should contact the Bexar County Extension Service (210/467-6575) for a leader orientation.

Form a School Club

4-H clubs can meet at school sites with parents, teachers or other adult volunteers. School-related projects such as computers, electricity, small engines, ecology or other topics can be enriched through 4-H projects.

How can I Join?

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