The Burlington County 4-H program provides out of school educational experiences for all Burlington County youth in grades K through 13. With assistance of adult volunteer leaders, 4-H members learn life skills, explore their world, and learn more about themselves.
Learning opportunities are available in project clubs through after-school programs and in special interest activities. 4-H clubs are organized by the youth and their adult leaders to meet their unique needs and interests. Various projects include plant science (horticulture) , animal science (horses) , citizenship, and leadership development.
4-H after-school programs offer hands-on learning experiences in environmental science, food safety, workforce preparation, and nutrition.
Self-contained kits on these topics are available to schools on a loan basis.
The Prudential Youth Leadership Institute is an example of a special 4-H program. Teens participate in a 30-hour leadership academy supported through the collaborative effort of community organizations.
The mission of 4-H Youth Development is to enable youth to become competent, caring, and contributing citizens.