4-H Youth Development Program
4-H Youth Development Program
4-H Youth Development Program
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4-H Youth Development Program

4-H Youth Development Program

Latest posts on the California 4-H Grown blog

Persistence in California Fire Recovery

Feather Falls residents, Butte County 4-H members and family, and SPI foresters gather for a group photo at tree planting event on March 31, 2019 in Ponderosa Fire Area, Feather Falls, CA.

Disturbance. In ecological terms, when a wildfire rages across wild lands, there is a disturbance - a change in the environmental conditions that disrupts the functioning of an ecosystem. The process by which an ecosystem changes over time following a disruption is known as ecological succession, and it takes a very long...

My 4-H experience helped me in the college application process

Capriana in her bee suit

College applications and college scholarships all are looking for a good essay, an interesting story and a catchy topic. As a 4-Her who was has been active for 9 years in El Sereno's beekeeping project, I had lots of options to create a buzz with.

Volunteers move 4-H forward

Events like the Youth Summits are planned by youth and adult volunteers.

We are able to continually move our 4-H program forward because of the work of 4-H volunteers. Youth and adult volunteers serve on club, county, Area, and State level committees to plan and organize 4-H events and activities.     Advisory Committees help shape 4-H. Youth and adult 4-H volunteers impact 4-H...

See how we're growing True Leaders in our Annual Report.


Young people in 4-H are uniquely prepared to step up
to the challenges of a rapidly changing world.

Through hands-on learning and positive youth-adult partnerships, youth acquire knowledge and develop life skills that enable them to find and focus their energy into their passions while also giving back to the community.

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The 4-H Youth Development Program in California is open to young people and adult volunteers from all backgrounds and locations in California. 

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State Leadership Conference (SLC)
July 18-21 at UC Davis

Late Registration is open until Monday, June 17.

SLC is the most popular statewide event for 4-H teens 13 and up. Don't miss out! See the Event Site for more information and to register.







4-H Horse Classic
State Championship Horse Show and Horse Bowl
June 27-30, 2019
Brookside Equestrian Park, Elk Grove, CA

For all horse lovers! Come to the 4-H Horse Classic to watch top competitors in various contests during the State Championship Horse Show.

See the Horse Classic event page for schedule details.


e4: The Volunteer Retreat

Early Bird registration is open until June 30th. Click the logo to go to the event site and learn more about this new conference for volunteers who work with youth.

Don't miss a deadline!

Early Bird registration for e4: The Volunteer Retreat
Date: June 30, 2019

The Volunteer Retreat is a volunteer development conference for volunteers and staff who work with youth. Adult volunteers, staff, and youth volunteers ages 15 and older are encouraged to attend. At this first annual conference, you can: ENGAGE – connect with other volunteers who work with youth ENERGIZE – strengthen your positive youth development skills EQUIP – gain resources from booth exhibits and the Project Skills Showcase EMPOWER – share and learn new skills and

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