Washington County 4-H

Cause Area

  • Animals
  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Environment
  • Sports & Recreation


1815 NW 169th Place, Suite 1000Beaverton, OR 97006 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

4-H provides young people with intentional, high quality learning experiences that promote positive interactions with adults and peers, sustained and active participation across time and opportunities to make meaningful contributions to the world around them.


For over 100 years, 4-H Youth Development has been engaging youth in transformative learning experiences. Oregon 4-H engages tens of thousands of youth each year through caring adult mentor volunteers.

Core values

  • 4-H is based on the current theory, research and practice of positive youth development
  • 4-H promotes healthy growth and development in the context of families, schools and communities.
  • Facilitating the development of a young person’s interests is essential to the 4-H approach.
  • Volunteers who serve as teachers and mentors to young people are essential to the success of the 4-H program. High quality volunteer training and engagement is essential to ensuring this success.
  • Youth development programs are marked by opportunities for young people to experience mastery, independence, belonging and generosity.
  • Youth voice, youth engagement and youth action in their communities are critical components of the 4-H program.
  • Experiential learning forms the basis of the "learn by doing" approach to 4-H programming.
  • The 4-H program values and respects all forms of human diversity.
  • Believing that thriving is possible for all young people, the 4-H program provides access and opportunity for all youth.


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