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Hood River 4-H

Hood River County 4-H

Sponsored by Hood River Supply

At your OSU Extension Service

2990 Experiment Station Drive

Hood River, OR 97031



Mission and Vision

Provide meaningful opportunities for youth and adults to work together to create sustainable community change with a focus on Citizenship, Healthy Living, and Science. In the cooperative spirit of the Extension Service, we collaborate across the state with partnering 4-H programs on curriculum, training, and evaluation that strengthen and enhance the outcomes of 4-H in Hood River County.



The 4-H Program empowers kids with the skills they need for life through positive youth development experiences, engaging their head, heart, hands, and health. Youth are taught using hands-on and integrated approaches that help them connect knowledge, skills, subjects, and resources for practical applications in the real world. 4-H also helps youth build healthy relationships with themselves, their peers, and multiple generations of diverse mentors from across Hood River County.
From afters chool clubs and workshops to community service projects and day camps, youth are offered a wide range of learning experiences in positive environments. 4-H learning is unique because youth are provided the opportunity to develop their own pathway to learning and leadership. Youth identify their own interests and passions, while adult mentors help them design their path from a breath of topics such as healthy living, sciences, creative arts, community food systems, animal steward-ship, and much more. Adult mentors enhance learning experiences with skills that are critical for youth well-being and success, as well as their community’s future, including:

» Resiliency
» Citizenship
» Leadership
» Career-building Skills
» Life-skills & Healthy Living

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