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The 4-H Mission...
4-H Youth Development Education creates supportive environments for culturally diverse youth and adults to reach their fullest potential. In support of this mission, we will:

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Provide formal and non-formal community-focused experiential learning.

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Develop skills that benefit youth throughout life.

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Foster leadership and volunteerism in youth and adults.

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Build internal and external partnerships for programming and funding.

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Strengthen families and communities.

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Use research-based knowledge and the land-grant university system.

Achievement of this mission will result in capable, competent, and caring citizens.

The 4-H ValueSet...

 

  1. We believe that youth development is the focus of everything we do.

  2. We believe partnerships are essential to successful youth development.

  3. We believe that volunteerism is fundamental.

  4. We believe in the strength attained from diversity across the entire range of 4-H experiences.

The 4-H Pledge...
I pledge my Head to clearer thinking, my Heart to greater loyalty, my Hands to larger service and my Health to better living, for my Club, my community, my country, and my world.

The 4-H Motto...
To make the best better.

The 4-H Vision 
4-H ... A state leader in developing youth to become productive citizens and catalysts for positive change to meet the needs of a diverse and changing society. 

The Four H's 
Head -clearer thinking and decision making. Knowledge useful throughout life. 
Heart -greater loyalty, strong personal values, positive self concept, concern for others. 
Hands -larger service, workforce preparedness, useful skills, science and technology literacy. 
Health -better living, healthy lifestyles. 

The above information is from Mississippi State 4-H web site.