The 4-H British Columbia Foundation is a non-profit organization, incorporated in 1979, to provide an opportunity for interested individuals, organizations, and companies to financially contribute to the 4-H BC movement and to assist the 4-H BC Provincial Council to support additional programs and services.
Donations to the 4-H British Columbia Foundation are invested in perpetuity. This means that donations are invested forever. The earned interest is directed to existing and new 4-H programs annually. This is an excellent opportunity as a 'friend of 4-H' to invest in the future of 4-H, or as a 4-H alumni to give back. Additionally it is a wonderful way for family and friends to contribute memorial donations, in honour of those who believed in 4-H, who are no longer with us.
About 4-H British Columbia
- Developing Leaders and Strengthening Communities - Since 1914 -
The 4-H program provides young people with an opportunity to learn how to become productive, self-assured adults who can make their community and country a better place in which to live. This is fostered through project and program work, experiences with their 4-H club members and leaders and their participation in district, regional and provincial programs.
The goal of the 4-H program is youth development. The objectives of 4-H clubs are knowledge, leadership, citizenship and personal development.
The 4-H motto is "Learn to Do by Doing"
4-H stands for HEAD, HEART, HANDS AND HEALTH. The 4-H pledge describes the significance of the four H's:
My HEAD to clearer thinking
My HEART to greater loyalty
My HANDS to larger service,
My HEALTH to better living,
For my Club, my Community and My Country
What People Are Saying
"B.C. 4-H is a great program. 4-H was a part of our family and our extended family, and we all gained so much from the program. It was important to us that we give back something that would benefit many youth on Vancouver Island . "
— Anonymous Donor
"Any success I have found in life can be directly attributed to the skills I have gained in the 4-H program. 4-H not only provides a fun and supportive environment for youth to learn but also provides them with the solid foundation needed to become the next generation of Canadian leaders."
— Sarah-Kate Smith - 4-H BC Ambassador
"The impact that the program has had on me personally is that I wouldn’t be doing what I do today if it wasn’t for 4-H and in large part the Ambassador Program. It gave me the skills and leadership and confidence that I really need to effectively do the job that I do as a lawyer every day. "
— Dustin Griffin