Early 4-H History with the Schools

September is here… kids are back in school. And, in many areas 4-H is a big part of this. There are school projects supported by 4-H, some areas where 4-H is held in the schools, and thousands of youth served by 4-H in After-School programs.

The relationship of 4-H and schools goes back to the very beginnings of 4-H well over a century ago. County school superintendents in a number of states started boys and girls club work directly in the schools before it was even called 4-H.

The National 4-H History Preservation website added a new history section on 4-H and 1-Room Country Schools earlier this year.

To learn more about the schools and 4-H connection go to:


1-Room School circa 1905

To contact the National 4-H History team – info@4-HHistoryPreservation.com