4-H Global

4-H Around the World

From the Americas to Europe to Africa to Asia, 4-H builds youth leaders and provides a sense of belonging. As one of the largest youth organizations in the world, 4-H is investing in young people today to grow a brighter future.

4-H offers practical skill building activities, meaningful leadership roles and partnerships with caring adult volunteers. These three elements create a unique experience that equips young people for success in the future.

The Global 4-H Network was formed in 2014 at the Summit in Seoul, South Korea. Two representatives were elected from each region (Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America & Caribbean, North America) to form the Board of Directors and the global 4-H declaration was signed. The Global 4-H Network believes the power to build a more sustainable future lies with today’s youth. To ensure global economic and political stability in the future, we must work now to create long-term solutions to strengthen our communities and feed our growing world.

Global 4-H By The Numbers

  • Over 70 independent, country-led 4-H programs around the world
  • Seven million 4-H’ers worldwide
  • More than 3.5 million young women leading in 4‑H today
  • Over 100 years of history in agricultural and economic development
  • The global 4-H community celebrates November 1st as Global 4-H day
  • Goal of reaching 25 million members internationally by 2025


Taiwanese Tea Culture Workshop

Exploring science and technology through 4-H

Meet the Global 4-H Network Board of Directors

  • Appiah Kwaku Boateng “Boat”, Ghana
  • Susan Naburi, Tanzania
  • Shu-Ling Yen, Taiwan
  • Lee Hong Ki, Korea
  • Erik Johansson, Sweden (Chairperson)
  • Frederic Kaae Kirk, Denmark
  • Senator Norman Grant, Jamaica
  • Kevin Marinacci, Nicaragua
  • Jim Lindstrom, USA
  • Shannon Benner, Canada
  • Advisor to the Board: David Kim, Korea
  • Advisor to the Board: Jennifer Sirangelo, United States




Photo by Ben Welland.