4-H & Youth Programs

4-H is the nation’s largest youth development program. Through local 4‑H programs, kids and teens learn valuable life skills and participate in project areas like health, science, agriculture and civic engagement. In Texas, the 4-H program is administered by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Prairie View A&M Cooperative Extension Service.

Related Departments: Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications, Animal Science, Nutrition, Horticultural Sciences

Boy leading a cow in the Brazos County Youth Livestock Show

Texas 4-H Forestry Project

Future tree climbers and treehouses rely on you! Learn the importance of conserving forest land. You’ll gain citizenship, leadership skills, and practical forest management skills, like identifying tree diseases and the use of a compass in a forest
teen in a hard hat looking up at a tall tree

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4-H & Youth Programs

Publications

Publication

Managing a budget and keeping records is tedious enough, so try to avoid "watching every penny" and being distracted by irrelevant details. A good effort at keeping records and managing your family's living budget will go a long way toward enhancing your financial future. (5 pages).

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This publication provides activities to help develop youth leaders. It is suitable for use with 4-H clubs and for other youth activities. (156 pages)

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Using this publication 4-H'ers can learn to research, plan, prepare, rehearse and give an effective speech. (20 pages)

Programs

We offer numerous free and affordable programs on agriculture and natural resources, family and community health, economic health and youth development. We also offer many volunteer opportunities. Browse the list below.
Program

The AgriLife Extension Rural Student Success Initiative aims to increase the number of rural students enrolling in and completing a postsecondary certificate or degree program.

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The Texas 4-H Natural Resources Program provides a variety of resources and opportunities to learn about wildlife, forestry, water conservation and more.

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The Texas 4-H Family & Community Health Program provides a variety of resources and opportunities to learn about nutrition, interior design, consumer education and more.

Courses

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This course is designed for independent student learning and administered by VSCP Program Staff. Students enroll and complete 100 lesson modules at their own pace.

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This course is the third of four sections of the full Veterinary Science: Independent Study Curriculum. It contains 4 Chapters & 21 lessons.

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This course is the fourth of four sections of the full Veterinary Science: Independent Study Curriculum. It contains 3 Chapters & 29 lessons.

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