4-H stands for Head, Heart, Hands and Health and is a non-profit youth organization that teaches leadership and life skills through extracurricular projects focused on citizenship, healthy living and science. Founded in the early 1900s, 4-H is now the nation’s largest youth development organization, reaching more than 6 million youth worldwide. Through the years the program has expanded beyond agriculture to serve rural, urban and suburban communities across the USA for youth 5-18 years old. Traditional 4-H attire is all white with a green scarf or tie. Awards and membership years embellish the green felt hat.