4-H is the largest youth development organization in the world, teaching children from urban, suburban, and rural communities the leadership, citizenship, and life skills needed to become confident, capable and caring members of society. The 4-H program is open to all young people ages 5 through 18. It is part of a nationwide system connected to each land-grant institution of higher education and as such, has access to a wealth of resources and curriculum. In Massachusetts, 4-H is based at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and has offices in seven regions of the state.
How can my child join 4-H?
Visit the Massachusetts 4-H site here. It has a listing of 4-H clubs and contact information to join. If you don’t see a club in your town contact the 4-H Educator in your county. Their contact information is here.
Is the Massachusetts 4-H Foundation part of 4-H?
The Massachusetts 4-H Foundation is an independent, non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization that provides resources to expand 4-H programming in Massachusetts.
I need to find a home for my animal. What do I do?
Find the 4-H educator who handles your county from this listing. Contact them and s/he will be able to help you.
I would like to contribute to the Massachusetts 4-H Foundation. How can I do that?
You can donate online or send a check made payable to “Massachusetts 4-H Foundation” at 1671 Worcester Rd. #403, Framingham, MA 01701.
My child would like to attend a 4-H summer camp. Who should I contact?