About

What is 4-H?

4-H is a non-profit, youth-run leadership club for children ages 5-19.


For over 100 years, 4-H has offered young people the chance to learn by doing.


4-H (Head, Heart, Hands, and Health) aims to prepare kids for our modern world. Members have many opportunities to practice public speaking to

lead others, to support the community in service activities, to aspire to healthy living, to meet other local youth, and to try activities of their choice!


What do 4-H members do?

They raise prize winning livestock, grow delicious vegetables, produce and

perform dramatic productions, bake amazing cakes and cookies, help in

the community, and participate (and win!) robotics competitions. Head,

Heart, Hands, and Health are the four H's in 4-H, and these values are

present in all our projects and activities: Head, Heart, Hands, and

Health.


History

Since its humble beginnings 1902, 4-H has grown to become the nation’s largest youth development organization. The 4-H mission is

simple: help young people and their families gain the skills they need to be proactive forces in their communities and develop ideas for a more

innovative economy. That idea was the catalyst to begin the 4-H movement, and those values continue today. As one of the first youth development

organizations in America, 4-H opened the door for young people to learn leadership skills and explore ways to give back. 4-H revolutionized how

youth connected to practical, hands-on learning experiences while outside of the classroom.


How does 4-H work?

The Belmont 4-H Club has a small farm and club house located in the Crystal Springs area that is shared with the Burlingame- San Mateo 4-H Club.

The club offers “hands-on” projects and activities, led by adult volunteers, for youth ages 5–19. Each youth member enrolls in the projects they are interested in, plus they attend monthly general meetings, fun days, farm clean-up days, and other organized club activities. A unique aspect of 4-H is that the club is run by the youth officers and members, so members learn leadership, good citizenship, and active participation in governance.


Not just cows and cake.

We have a wide variety of projects you can join, including (varies by year):

Gardening, sewing, cooking, raising animals,