Montgomery County 4-H4-H
is the youth development education program of Virginia Cooperative Extension. The mission of 4-H is to assist youth, and those adults working with youth, in acquiring the knowledge, life skills and attitudes that will enable them to become self-directing, contributing and productive members of society.
4-H is volunteer led and extension staff supervised. The 4-H motto is "learn by doing" and the colors are green and white. In support of its mission, 4-H honors its pledge by working with youth to accomplish competencies by:
I pledge my head to clearer thinking = Cognitive competence
my heart to greater loyalty = Personal and social competence
my hands to larger service = Vocational and community competence
and my health to better living = Health and physical competence
for my club, my community, my country, and my world = Citizenship competence
The Montgomery County 4-H program is open to youth ages 5 to 19 and includes projects and activities in animal sciences, careers and economic education, citizenship, communication and expressive arts, family sciences, foods nutrition and health, leadership and personal development, natural resources and environmental education, plants, soils and entomology, and science and technology. The 4-H programs offers community and special interest clubs, after-school programs, day and residential camps, workshops, leadership programs and more!