4-H & Youth

Making a Positive Difference

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Our Washington County 4-H program is backed by a network of 100 public universities and a robust community of 4‑H volunteers and professionals. Through hands-on learning, kids build not only confidence, creativity and curiosity, but also life skills such as leadership and resiliency to help them thrive today and tomorrow.

4‑H is grounded in the belief that kids learn best by doing. Kids and teens complete hands-on projects in areas like science, health, agriculture, art, and civic engagement in a positive environment where they receive guidance from adult mentors and are encouraged to take on proactive leadership roles. Kids can concentrate on one focus area or they can try a variety of programs throughout their 4‑H experience.

Regardless of the project area, all 4‑H programs include mentoring and career readiness as core elements.

4-H Pledge:

4-H’ers everywhere are linked in many ways, especially by the 4-H pledge which they all recite:

My head to clearer thinking, My heart to greater loyalty, My hands to larger service, My health to better living for my club, my community, my country and my world.

Here you can find the 4-H pledge in other languages, such as Spanish or Hmong: http://4h.ucanr.edu/About/Pledge/

4-H Motto:

“To Make The Best Better”

4-H Slogan:

“Learning by Doing”



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Amy Mangan-Fischer

4-H Program Educator

Washington County



Extension Washington County
333 E. Washington Street, Suite 1200
PO Box 2003
West Bend, WI 53095-2003
Phone: 262-335-4478
Fax: 262-335-4863
Relay: “711”

Karen Girard – Administrative Assistant
Email: karen.girard@wisc.edu

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