4-H Youth Development

4-H Youth Development

"The mission of 4-H is to assist youth, and adults working with those youth, to gain additional knowledge, life skills, and attitudes that will further their development as self-directing, contributing, and productive members of society." 

The 4-H Youth Development Program in American Samoa exists to help guide and empower youth through fun, engaging, and cultural programs. 4-H believes in the power of young people and in order to improve communities as well as the whole nation, it has to start with the younger generation. Every child has a valuable strength to make a difference thus improving everything including the lives they come across. 4-H influences all children and youth from all beliefs and backgrounds by providing them with hands-on experience that will help them develop knowledge, skills, and attitudes that will allow them to be better citizens. The program focuses on creating positive experiential learning experiences for youth; promoting and helping create positive relationships between youth and adults; creating and supporting positive, inclusive, and safe learning environments; and providing youth with opportunities to experience positive risk-taking challenges and growth.

Projects and Programs

Head, Heart, Hands and Health

Head, Heart, Hands, and Health are the four Hs in 4‑H, and they are the four values members work on through fun and engaging programs.

4‑H pledge

I pledge my head to clearer thinking,
My heart to greater loyalty,
My hands to larger service,
and my health to better living,
for my club, my community, my country, and my world.


Tialavea Molly Asifoa-Lagai

4-H Program Manager


Elenoa Taisali

4-H Agent III


Ali'imau Petaia

4-H Agent II