Who we are

Our mission

Engaging youth as valued, contributing members of their communities in partnership with caring adults.

Our vision

A world in which youth and adults learn, grow and work together for positive change.

4-H is for all youth in both rural and urban settings.
4-H is one of the largest youth organizations in the United States.
4-H youth programming results in competent, capable, caring, contributing youth.


graphic of a Missouri 4-H license plate with the 4-H clover and plate letters ILUV4HMissouri 4-H

  • 104,157 young people between the ages of 5 and 18 participated in a 4-H education program.
  • One out of every ten Missouri young people were touched by 4-H.
  • Nearly 11,359 young people and adults volunteer in Missouri; their devoted time was valued at $38.2 million.
  • The Missouri 4-H Foundation raised $798,424 from private sources, member fees and investment income to support Missouri 4-H programs. The Foundation also provided 60 college scholarships, each ranging from $500 to $2,500.


The synergy of effective past and present programs, dedicated volunteers and spirited young people will only continue to enforce our vision of a world in which both young people and adults learn, grow and work together as catalysts for positive change.

Facts about Missouri 4-H