Welcome to 4-H SET
4-H SET is the 4-H program’s response to our nation’s concern for improving human capacity and workforce ability in the areas of science, engineering and technology (SET). It combines non-formal education process, hands-on, and inquiry-based learning in a youth development context to increase literacy and engage youth in improving their knowledge, skills and abilities in science, engineering and technology.
A 4-H SET experience is a program that is framed in science, engineering and technology concepts and based on national science education standards. 4-H SET experiences operate from a perspective that youth are partners and resources in their own development.
4-H SET combines the strengths of 4-H programming, non-formal experiential-based delivery modes with strong youth/adult partnerships to address content as defined by the National Education Science Standards and practice SET abilities in order to prepare our youth to compete in the 21st century workplace.
4-H works from a common framework of a hands-on approach to science, engineering and technology where learning opportunities help youth master life challenges, cultivate independence with guidance from caring adults, provide a sense of belonging within a positive group, and share a spirit of generosity toward others.
To find out more about 4-H SET check out these links:
4-H Science, Engineering and Technology Projects