4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills. The four-H's stand for: Head, Heart, Hands and Health. They represent the four points of the 4-H pledge: clearer thinking, greater loyalty, larger service, and better living.

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​​​​​​​About 4-H                                                                                       

4-H is the youth development program of the Virginia Cooperative Extension Service conducted by Virginia Tech and Virginia State Universities. It is an informal, hands-on education approach focusing on building lifelong learning skills that develop youths' potential through community clubs, special-interest groups, camps and in-school programs. Projects cover subjects ranging from citizenship, agriculture, healthy living, and STEM.

Virginia Beach 4-H 

The Virginia Beach 4-H Youth Development program serves the youth in our community, ages 5-19. Our program has a rich history and bright future. Virginia Beach 4-H consists of 4-H Clubs, 4-H Programs, School Enrichment, and popular 4-H Camps. The sustainability of the program comes from strong community partnerships, dedicated adult volunteers, teachers, and power of our youth. 

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4-H Award Opportunities

Virginia Beach Outstanding 4-H Member Award 

To be eligible for Outstanding City-wide Member Award, 4-H'ers must fall within the top 50% of thier age group (junior, intermediate and senior). To be eligible for the Herbert W. Ozlin Award, members must fall within the top 25% of their age group. Seniors (15-18) who are recipients of the Herbert W. Ozlin Award are eligible for the I Dare You Award, which is presented to no more than two senior 4-H members annually. 4-H'ers may only receive the I Dare You award once during their 4-H career. 

Apply online HERE or submit the paper form by December 2, 2019 at 5:00pm.                         

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