Programs we support at Smith County 4H

Youth Development Program


4-H is a youth development program that offers 3rd through 12th grade youth, ages 8 to 18, a wide variety of opportunities in various project areas. 4-H offers members hands-on experiences in leadership, community service, career discovery, building connections, and developing life-long skills.



Mission/Vision: Prepare youth to meet the challenges of childhood, adolescence, and adulthood through a coordinated, long-term, progressive series of educational experiences that enhance life skills and develop social, emotional, physical, and cognitive competencies.

About: 4-H is America’s largest youth development organization—empowering nearly six million young people with the skills to lead for a lifetime. 4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills. Our mission in 4-H is to provide meaningful opportunities for all youth to have fun, learn, explore, and discover.  While participating in 4-H, young people make new friends, develop new skills, become leaders, and form positive attitudes helping them to be capable, responsible, and compassionate members of society.

4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills.  Any youth may become a member of 4-H when they have reached 9 or 8 years of age and have entered the third grade.

Volunteer: 4-H students are leaders. They pursue passions. They solve problems and tackle everyday challenges. And YOU are the key to their success! We need adult volunteers to mentor 4-H youth, lead local clubs, and run events. No experience necessary – we’ll train you! But you must be at least 18 years old – or 21 years old to chaperone overnight trips – and pass a criminal background check outlined in the Extension Volunteer Standards to learn about what goes into working with youth under 18.

You decide the level of involvement that fits your skills and schedule, such as: Lead community clubs, school-based or after-school programs and camp settings Serve as chaperone, board member, event judge or camp counselor. Create community service opportunities for youth in your area.

In-kind Donations:

Books or DVDs on topics such as agriculture, STEM, or life skills.

Craft and Project Supplies such as markers, colored pencils, paints, sketchbooks, fabric, yarn, beads,

microscopes, magnifying glasses, and lab equipment.

Technology and Equipment such as laptops, tablets, or computers , Digital cameras or video equipment, or Projectors and screens.

Outdoor and Agricultural Equipment, Safety Equipment, or office supplies.



Phone: (903) 590-2980

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Location: 1517 W Front St, Ste 116 Tyler, TX 75702

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and not to cover United Way admin thanks to our Community Pillar Sponsors.

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