4H Finland is a youth organization with almost 50000 members. The average age of the members is 13 years.

The youth work of 4H Finland is based on our values:

 

Head
Head represents the importance of continually developing your thinking and always aspiring to be honest and fair.

Hands

Hands refer to the practical skills that are learnt in all 4H activities as well as an active and entrepreneurial mindset.

Heart

Heart stands for respecting and taking care of other people and the nature. It stands for being broad-minded and cooperative.

Health

Health combines physical and mental well-being. 4H members aim to create everyday well-being for themselves and others. We are ready to do good deeds in our immediate environment as well as across the borders.

 

Read more about the history of 4H in Finland.

 

The Organization

 

The highest decision-making body of 4H Finland is the Meeting of Representatives, which convenes every three years. The Meeting of Representatives elects the Committee (23 members), which in turn elects the Board (chairperson + six members). The Meeting of Representatives approves the organization’s strategy for the following three-year period.

There are about 200 4H associations around Finland who organise local activities and are supported by the national office, The Finnish 4H Federation. The main source of funding for local 4H activities comes from the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry  and it is supplemented with fundraising, funding from municipalities and service provisions.

4H is a non-profit, politically and religiously independent organization.