4-H in Arkansas takes many forms – urban, rural and suburban.

The faces of 4-H are as diverse as the activities in which they take part – hundreds of activities that engage the minds and hands of our most promising young people.

Best of all, 4-H is free and available in each of our 75 counties, reaching more than 131,000 Arkansas youth.

Today, more than $50,000 in scholarship funds are awarded to college bound 4-H students.  It is recognized that the 4-H program emphasizes all informal education available to develop a student’s maximum skills throughout their formative years.  In many counties, 4-H provides guidance and career preparedness in youth who have limited access to resources.

Offered through the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service and the United States Department of Agriculture.  4-H’s youth development is based on proven research and 100 years of experience.



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The 4-H Youth Development Program in Arkansas is the youth outreach program of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension Service and the United States Department of Agriculture. Foundation-supported services are offered to all eligible persons regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, marital or veteran status, and the Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The mission of the Arkansas 4-H Foundation is to support youth development opportunities through 4-H.

Vision Statement
We seek to create and enhance growth and recognition for 4-Hers adn their volunteer leaders through our leveraged efforts, that they may develop the hallmarks of successful citizens with responcibilty, leadership, and integrity.

Core Beliefs and Values
We believe in and value:
  • Personal growth and life skill development
  • Stimulating creativity
  • Support local communities
  • Positive relationships
  • Cultivating youth leadership
  • Positive goal achievement
  • 4-H legacy and traditions
We believe in making this better.


Copyright 2009 Arkansas 4-H Foundation
1 Four-H Way, Little Rock Arkansas, 72223 (501) 821-4444