4-H strives to 'make the best better' by helping youth reach their fullest potential through positive youth development within community clubs, after-school programs, classrooms, and camps world wide. Learning opportunities within 4-H provide youth with: supervised independence, a sense of belonging, the spirit of generosity toward others, and a wide variety of opportunities to master life challenges.
4-H utilizes a 'learn by doing' approach that's ideal for teaching core STEM areas. 4-H STEM utilizes experiential and inquiry-based learning in order to increase youth engagement within science, technology, engineering, and math. 4-H STEM concepts are based upon national science education standards and target the development of STEM knowledge, skills, and abilities.
The goals of 4-H STEM are:
- Increase awareness of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics
- Increase understanding and appreciation for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics
- Develop knowledge, skills, and abilities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics
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