4-H Motto & Pledge 

4-H Motto

To Make the Best Better

Head, Heart, Hands and Health

Head, Heart, Hands, and Health are the four Hs in 4‑H, and they are the four values members work on through fun and engaging programs. 

4‑H Pledge

As a true 4-H member, I pledge...

My head to clearer thinking,

My heart to greater loyalty,

My hands to larger service,

My health to better living

for my club, my community,

my country and my world.

Promesa 4‑H

Prometo usar mi mente para pensar con más claridad,

mi corazón para ser más leal,

mis manos para ser más servicial,

mi salud para cuidarme más,

por mi club, mi comunidad, mi país y mi mundo.

Defining our Mission

Head to Clearer Thinking

4-H is a place where leaders are grown. From the stage in front of fans, to debates on the Senate floor, 4-H Youth are prepared to keep a clear head, to think through the situation or problem, and lead the solution.

Heart to Greater Loyalty

We teach our youth to be kind and compassionate. We teach our youth to learn to put others before themselves and to be loyal to each other. We teach them the values of a kind and compassionate leader.

Hands to Larger Service

4-H Youth work to serve their community. Some alumni have even served their communities as leaders in Congress and as President. Youth are taught to value community service as an opportunity to give back to the community that supports them. 

Health to a Better Living

4-H Youth are taught to be healthy. A healthy leader is a stronger leader. Youth are taught how to manage stress and how to lead a healthy lifestyle.