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  • 4-H is dedicated to learning and understanding how its programs help youth become responsible citizens leading healthy and productive lives and discovering critical science-focused innovations. Learn more about these important findings on youth and 4-H. If you are a 4-H professional, learn more about Common Measures and download Common Measures materials.

    4-H Helps Young People Excel Beyond Their Peers

    Findings from the first-of-its kind research project reveal how young people benefit from the programs and life-changing experiences offered by 4-H. In fact, according to the study, 4-H'ers are nearly 4 times more likely to contribute to their communities. The research uncovered similar findings across other important areas including healthy living, civic engagement and academic achievement.

    Learn more about the ground-breaking research: The Positive Development of Youth: Comprehensive Findings from the 4-H Study of Positive Youth Development

    4-H Youth Make Healthy Choices

    4-H Healthy Living initiatives are proven to engage youth in positive healthy living behaviors.
    Learn more about 4-H Healthy Living Research

    4-H Science Programming Helps Students Excel

    4-H Science program models provide added value to both schools and communities and increase the number of students pursuing science, engineering, technology and applied math fields in their academic studies and careers.
    Learn more about 4-H Science Programming Research