About 4-H
4-H teaches young people through the “learn by doing” philosophy with more than 1000 hands-on projects as varied as rocketry, GPS mapping, public speaking, DNA analysis, nutrition, photography and community service. It is one of the largest youth development organizations in America with more than 6.5 million young people ages 5-19, 540,000 youth and adult volunteers, more than 3500 staff and over 60 million alumni. 4-H is in all 50 states,U.S.territories and on military installations worldwide. 55% of 4-H members live in cities, large towns and their suburbs and 45 % live in small towns and farms. No matter how you look at it these two organizations missions align to create a perfect match. 


The global mission of FIRST is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting mentor-basedprograms that build science, engineering and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities.