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What is 4-H?

Welcome to 4-H! Many know of this Alberta institution and popular program that has been around since 1917. Over the years, however, 4-H has quietly evolved into a dynamic program whose projects encompass everything from active living, arts, science and technology, crafts, cooking, agriculture and so much more! Today’s exciting 4-H program gives urban and rural youth and adults life-long skills such as co-operation, leadership, interpersonal relations, critical thinking, decision making, organization, public speaking and community service.

We all want the best for our kids but we know that healthy, active social programs that boost tactile performance and build up self-confidence while being fun and engaging can be costly or inconvenient. That is why 4-H is designed with families in mind. Parents and children of all ages can participate in age-appropriate meetings and projects at the same time. No more running in two or more directions to accommodate each child’s activities. 4-H is also affordable. Our vested interest in making sure Alberta families have a firm foundation for life means we’ve made our program financially accessible for all income levels. In fact, with our scholarships we may wind up giving you money!

Best of all, the program is fun. We believe to be equipped for success, you must learn by doing. At 4-H you will learn through using your head, heart hands and health:

4-H Alberta is a registered charity recognized as the premier youth leadership organization in Alberta. Working together in a vibrant, thriving environment, 4-H Alberta connects people, ideas, and communities for a lifetime of benefit.


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4-H Benefits

The programs and projects members take part in during their time in 4-H helps them become assertive and confident leaders who are able to make decisions and facilitate change. In 4-H members learn to take responsibility, establish goals for themselves and others, plan large projects/events and work towards a greater purpose – making the youth of today great leaders of tomorrow. 4-H Leadership Opportunities for Adults

The goal of 4-H Alberta is to encourage members to see themselves for who they are – active, audible, and accountable leaders of tomorrow. 4-H members are taught to be self-directed learners, excellent communicators, and to thrive in a team environment. This leads to them having self confidence in their judgments, ability and their power to facilitate change. 4-H members also grow-up in a supportive environment that encourages them to learn from mistakes and take risks which leads to them being confident young adults prepared to navigate their careers and personal lives.

Youth in 4-H acquire a number of transferable skills including in the ability to take initiative, leaderships skills, problem-solving, time management , public speaking and interpersonal communication skills as well as many more. By the time 4-H members become 4-H alumni they have developed skills that will help them succeed in any future endeavours they decide to undertake.

Did We Mention We Give Out Awards and Money? Ya, that’s what gets most people’s attention.

4-H members pursuing a post-secondary education have the opportunity to secure thousands (yes thousands!) of dollars in scholarships to support their goals and aspirations.

4-H Alberta recognizes our members’ hard work and achievements through our own award programs including the honour of being recognized as the Premier’s Award Recipient. Imagine how good THAT would look on a resume!

We love to go places so if you’re the travelling type then 4-H is THE place to be. Every year 4-H members hit the road, touring across the country, North America and even over an ocean or two.

And remember, with travel comes perspective; with perspective comes wisdom and with wisdom come confidence, maturity, introspection and curiosity. All of which are attributes that 4-H aims to grow in our members.


Programs for Any Interest

4-H programs focus on developing self-confidence, teamwork, interpersonal and leadership skills. Whether it’s a summer camp built around having a blast in the great outdoors, a program that helps youth take ownership of their choices and their future, or a combination of the two that allows them to find their own entrepreneurial spirit and take pride in their achievements, 4-H programs provide the meaningful experiences every child deserves.

4-H Is…

In 4‑H, youth run the show. 4‑H clubs typically meet once a month as a large group where youth of all ages take on different leadership roles to make decisions and plan events. Clubs organize fun outings, achievement days and fundraisers, and participate in various activities within their communities. Life-long friendships are formed at the meetings, during the activities and through our camps.

We make learning fun. Our flexible projects are designed for solo or partner/group participation.  You are limited only by your imagination.  If you can dream it up, you can turn it into a project.  So go ahead and develop a pest management system for crops, explore your dramatic side on stage, learn how to prepare healthy meals, or even start a small business.  You’re never too young or too old to have fun learning by doing.

It just makes sense to belong to an organization that brings the whole family together. 4‑H clubs rely on family support and volunteer leadership from each adult and 4‑H member. That’s how we make things happen. Youth and adults are all a part of the 4‑H family.

4-H takes into account everyone’s different personalities and skills.  The program is a safe and encouraging place to work in – or push out of – your comfort zone.  It is the ultimate place to fit in, explore your passions, and discover new interests all while learning the skills that will take you through school, relationships, post-secondary education and your career.


Join a 4-H Club

Are you ready to register your children (ages 9 – 20) in a family-friendly 4-H club that promotes healthy, active, social, community living through a wide variety of fun and interesting projects?


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Apply today for 4-H Alberta's Financial Assistance Program, there is still funding left!4-H Alberta is thrilled to confirm that thanks to the generosity of our community, the McCall MacBain Foundation, as well as UFA, we will once again be offering the Financial Assistance Program for the 2023/2024 Club Year to 4-H Members who may not have the financial means to participate in 4-H Alberta but would love to join.Any Member(s) who are considering to opt out or may not be in a financial position to join the 4-H Alberta program due to financial constraints/ limited financial resources, are strongly encouraged to apply by completing this application: forms.gle/ppVq4gM5nmJfabfD9 Funding may be used to offset provincial registration fees as well as registration costs for provincial program opportunities.4-H Alberta maintains all applications and personal information in the strictest of confidence, and application details are only used for the purpose of assessing eligibility for financial assistance. If you have any questions, please contact development@4hab.com ... See MoreSee Less
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Dear 4-H Alberta Community, 'Tis the season to be jolly, and we have some exciting news and updates to spread the holiday cheer among our wonderful 4-H community this December!This month’s Scoop is full of content, including an update on club registration and the ORS from our CEO, Board of Directors opportunities, club funding opportunities, program information, competitions, regional news, and more.We are committed to keeping you informed and inspired, and this month's Scoop is packed with content that showcases the incredible achievements, opportunities, and sense of community that define 4-H Alberta.Visit 4hab.com and click the link on the home page or enter Scoop in the search area. #4h #4hAlberta #4Hfamily #4habcommunity #4halberta #4hscoop #decemberscoop ... See MoreSee Less
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Registration is open, find a club near you for the 2023/ 2024 club year: www.4hab.com/join-4-h/ As an early introduction to 4-H Alberta, the Cleaver Kids program is a great way to connect with other young 4-Hers, develop 4-H skills, and learn through fun and hands-on learning experiences, appropriate for youth aged 6 to 8 years. Thank you, Viterra Canada and AFSC, for the continued support of our youngest members! ... See MoreSee Less
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Registration Deadline is TODAY - www.4habregistration.ca/signinInfo at - www.4hab.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/2023-24-Carcass-Competition-Guidelines.pdf ... See MoreSee Less
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We have great news!! The CO-OP Growing Leaders program application deadline has been extended until December 15, 2023 and there is till funding available!!Do you know of someone who wants to participate in 4-H Alberta? Want to invite a new friend to join your 4-H Club? We are thrilled to announce that 4-H Alberta has partnered with Federated Co-operatives Limited and Arrowwood Co-op, Central Alberta Co-op, New Horizon Co-operative, Cornerstone Co-op, Pembina West Co-op, Pincher Creek Co-op and Westview Co-operative as generous sponsors of the new CO-OP Growing Leaders program, an exciting initiative that will fund new 4-H Alberta members. Each of the Co-op locations mentioned above will be supporting 4-H Alberta by funding new member registration fees. This application is open to anyone who has not previously been involved with 4-H Alberta. Please visit one of those Local Co-op stores for more information or apply here: ow.ly/MVzp50PW6Py. Thank you, Co-op Team, for supporting 4-H Alberta and providing Alberta youth with this great opportunity! ... See MoreSee Less
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