What is 4-H?

4-H is the largest youth organization in the United States with over 7 million participants. 4-H is best identified by its green four-leaf clover with an H on each leaf. The four H's on the emblem stand for Head, Heart, Hands, and Health. 4-H is the only youth organization based within the land-grant university system, and the first experience many youth have with higher education.

4-H in Prince George's County

The Prince George's County 4-H Youth Development Program is a volunteer-driven youth development program managed by the University of Maryland Extension. Youth may participate in community- and school-based clubs exploring areas such as Robotics, Animal Science, Outdoor Education, Healthy Living, Camping, Civic Engagement, and Community Service. The program also provides educational outreach programs in a variety of settings. These opportunities are offered through research-based, hands-on activities. Together 4-H members and volunteers participate in fun, hands-on, research-based activities supported by a national Extension system.

4-H opens up new and exciting opportunities for both youth and volunteers to:

  • Enhance Leadership Skills
  • Improve Communication Skills
  • Meet & Make New Friends
  • Become Involved in Their Communities
  • Improve Personal Growth & Development
  • Most Importantly, HAVE FUN!!!!

Who Can Join?

Youth ages 5-18; ages 5-7 are our Cloverbuds - who participate in non-competitive programs to learn about the many different aspects of 4-H. At age 8, a youth can enroll in other projects and participate in competitive county and state events. Adults are welcome to join in a volunteer capacity with clubs, programs, events and MORE!

For more information about the program, you may contact the 4-H staff.

Contact Information:

  • Jenna Jones - Agent, 4-H Youth Development (jjones37@umd.edu)
  • Dr. Kweli Bennett-P - Agent Associate, 4-H Youth Development (kbp@umd.edu)
  • Ariel Delgado - Admin. Assistant I, 4-H Youth Development (adelgad2@umd.edu)

Phone: 301-868-9636

Join 4-H

Joining 4-H is easy! 4-H clubs are located throughout Prince George's County for youth ages 5-18. See our club list to find one near you.

Once you've located a club you'd like to join, you can register in our 4-H Online Enrollment system. 

Guides to assist with the enrollment process:

Should you have any questions please email Ariel Delgado (adelgad2@umd.edu) for further assistance.

Local Clubs

For more information about a local club (i.e. meeting dates/times, activities, etc.), please contact the club leader directly.

Club Name Location Leader(s) Email
Cheverly 4-H Club Cheverly    
Livestock 4-H Club Accokeek

Hsin-I Russell

Leasa Gudderra



Should you have any additional questions please contact Ariel Delgado (adelgad2@umd.edu)