4-H is one of the oldest and most effective programs of non-formal education in Hawaii. The 4-H classroom is a world of real hands-on projects and demonstrations, leadership development, and personal growth. 4-H teaches pride in workmanship and accomplishments, personal interaction with peers, and respect for the environment.
4-H assists young people in developing life skills and in forming attitudes that will enable them to become self-directing, productive, and contributing members of society. 4-H strives to help young people “make the best better” through programs that emphasize learning by doing. 4-H touches approximately 4,000 young people annually throughout the State of Hawaii.