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Head, Heart, Hands, and Health:

4-H Engages America’s Youth The 4-H Youth Development Program is the youth outreach program of the land-grant universities' Cooperative Extension Services and the United States Department of Agriculture. 4-H National Headquarters at USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture provides leadership in positive youth development in the areas of citizenship, healthy living, and science. 4-H emphasizes the importance of young people connecting to their communities; being well-informed and engaged in civic affairs; developing leadership skills; and preparing for college, work, career, and life.