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Welcome to 4-H Maui...
Kindergarteners Are Most Precious Project This website was created especially for:

  • Maui youth who are currently enrolled in the 4-H Youth Development Program
  • Parents, grandparents, and adult volunteer leaders who generously donate their time, talents, and support to 4-Hers' various projects and educational programs
  • Those of you who are interested in getting involved with the 4-H program as a member of a club in your geographic or area of interest, or as a volunteer leader.
  • Visitors to our site who just want to know "What is 4-H, anyway?"
Fair Judging Project

The Maui 4-H program has undergone many changes since the inception of it's first clubs in 1924. Due to budget cutbacks and the reorganization of the College of Tropical Agriculture/Human Development Resources (CTAHR) under which Extension Services operates, we have been without a 4-H extension agent "specialist" for the past three years.

Despite the changes, however, the Maui 4-H Program has managed not only to survive, but to thrive and grow... Our most valuable resource is one that cannot be matched by a "staff" or budget of any size; it is our volunteer leaders-adults, senior resource persons (most no longer have any children in 4-H), and teen leaders who have stepped up to the challenge of keeping 4-H on Maui ALIVE AND WELL! .

As of January, 2002, the Maui County 4-H program has an enrollment of (number) youth who belong to ( # traditional, livestock, and special interest) clubs. These include:

  • six Cloverbud Clubs (grades K - 3)
  • twelve Junior Clubs (grades 4 - 8)
  • ten Senior (grades 9 -12) clubs
  • seven 4-H Livestock Clubs

whose projects include everything from food and nutrition, clothing, arts-n-crafts, home improvement, citizenship, agriculture, community service, dog-obedience, horses, and raising livestock!

The 4-H program is open to all youth between the ages of 5 thru 19 , regardless of sex, race, color, or religious belief. If you are interested in joining a club in your area, or starting up a club of your own, or becoming involved as a youth leader call the Cooperative Extension Service at 244-3242 today!

The 4-H Pledge

I pledge ....
my Head to clearer thinking,
my Heart to greater loyalty,
my Hands to larger service
my Health to better living.

For my Club, my community, my country, and my world.

The 4-H Emblem and Pledge Explained...

The first 4-H emblem was a three-leaf clover, introduced sometime between 1907 and 1908. The three "H's" represented head, heart and hands. In 1911, at a meeting of club leaders in Washington, a four "H" representing health was added and the current 4-H four-leaf clover emblem was approved. It is protected by the U.S. Congress.

The 4-H pledge was worded by Otis Hall, Kansas state 4-H leader. It was appoved at the first National 4-H Club Camp in 1927 in Washington, D.C. The words "my world" were added to the pledge in 1973. Their addition is the only change ever made to the 4-H pledge.

stands for clearer thinking and descision-making; knowledge that is useful throughout life.
stands for greater loyalty, strong personal values, positive self concept, concern for others.
stands for larger service, workforce preparedness, useful skills, science and technology literacy.
stands for better living, healthy lifestyles.

Official 4-H Motto . . . "To Make The Best Better" . . .