PURPOSE: The mission of 4-H is to help young people become self-directing, productive and contributors to society. The program emphasizes "hands-on" learning as it centers around the youth's area of interest, home and family. This goal is accomplished with the help of parents, adult volunteer leaders and professional staff who organize educational experiences. Youth participate through organized 4-H clubs, special interest and project groups, 4-H school enrichment programs, 4-H Camp and other special activities.