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  • Oregon State University Extension Service 4-H Oregon State University Extension Service 4-H

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Mission Statement

4-H helps young people learn and grow through an intentional process
that builds competence, confidence, connection, compassion and character.

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Core Values

  • 4-H programs are based on the theory and practice of positive youth development.
  • Youth development programs work best when they provide opportunities for young people to experience mastery, belonging, independence, and generosity.
  • Experiential learning forms the basis of our "learn by doing" approach.
  • Youth voice and youth engagement are critical to effective 4-H programming.
  • Volunteers and partners are essential to the success of the 4-H program.
  • We value and respect human diversity of all types.
  • 4-H believes that all young can be successful and therefore,provides access and opportunity for all.

Youth Development Outcomes

  • Competence refers to the social, academic, cognitive, and vocational capacities of youth.
  • Confidence stems from improving self-esteem, self-concept, self-efficacy, and hope for the future.
  • Connection is the result of building and strengthening relationships with people and institutions.
  • Character refers to the development of self-control, a sense of right and wrong, and respect for cultural and societal norms.
  • Caring and Compassion refer to one’s empathy and identification with others.

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http://extension.oregonstate.edu/metro4h

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