4-H is a national youth development program for children that has been in existence for over 100 years. Annually, more than 6.5 million young people are involved in 4-H. Emphasizing "learning by doing," 4-H is dedicated to the growth and development of boys and girls, ages 5-18, of all backgrounds whether they live in the city or on a farm.
The primary goal of 4-H is to assist youth in developing life skills that help them live productive and satisfying lives. Some important life skills include making decisions, solving problems, relating to others, planning and organizing, communicating with others, leading self and others, and applying science and technology. Being part of a 4-H club is one of the most meaningful ways to participate in 4-H. Youth can also be involved in special interest programs, school enrichment and mentoring programs sponsored by 4-H.
The Utah State University extension staff members giving leadership to 4-H in Carbon County are:
Christina Pay, 4-H & FCS 435-636-3236
Kathie Thayn, Office assistant 435-636-3233