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New Jersey 4-H

4-H has something for just about everyone, wherever they live...in a city, in a town, or in the country. 4-H is where there's fun in learning and learning in fun! Kids can join a 4-H club, go to camp, or take part in a county fair. There are lots of exciting activities, from animals to outdoor adventure, from cooking and nutrition to science and rocketry. Adults and teens can volunteer to help youth learn and have fun.


The Rutgers Cooperative Extension 4-H Youth Development program uses a learn-by-doing approach to enable youth to develop the knowledge, attitudes, and skills they need to become competent, caring, and contributing citizens of the world. This mission is accomplished by using the knowledge and resources of the land-grant university system, along with the involvement of caring adults.

For more information, please visit the New Jersey 4-H Website

State 4-H Groups

Rutgers University Collegiate 4-H Club

Rutgers University Collegiate 4-H Club encourages student participation in 4-H activities-- primarily community service--while at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Students promote the 4-H program to outside groups, the general public, and the Rutgers community. They maintain communication with the youth, leaders, and the agents in New Jersey and offer assistance in the program whenever possible. [more info...]]

New Jersey State 4-H Volunteer Association

The New Jersey State 4-H Volunteer Association is a group of 4-H volunteers who provide support and advice for the statewide 4-H program. [more info...]

State Project Advisory Groups

Many 4-H project areas have a group of 4-H volunteers who provide support and advice for a specific project. [more info...]

State Teen Advisory Council

The State 4-H Teen Advisory Council is an opportunity for 4-H members in grades 8-13 from around the state to serve at a state level, providing advice and input to the 4-H youth development department. As a group, they participate in events and activities including the South Jersey 4-H Teen Conference, Ag Field Day on Cook Campus, and the State 4-H Public Presentation. [more info...]