California 4-H Youth Development Program
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During this difficult time, our 4-H youth and volunteers have been working from home to support their communities. Please see how our 4-H'ers are giving their support.
Making Face Shields for Heroes
A brother and sister in Silicon Valley developed a project to make face shields for health care workers. They created a video to show how to do it and encourage all 4-H'ers to make masks and face shields. Read their story on the California 4-H Grown blog.
Coronavirus Update on 4-H Activities
We have created a new site called California 4-H at Home to share 4-H activities you can do from home, either online or offline. We will also be sharing updates on the status of statewide and national events on that site.
Our priority is ensuring the safety of the young people in the 4-H program, their families, and our community.
We encourage all 4-H families and volunteers to prioritize their health when making decisions about attending events or traveling.
The State 4-H office has moved all of its programming to a virtual format until further notice. For the status of county-based programming, please check with your University of California Cooperative Extension County office.
Latest posts on the California 4-H Grown blog
In Fresno County, the Blossom Trail 4-H Club transformed their annual membership "Sign Up Night" into a "Drive-thru Sign Up Night". Normally, their Sign Up Night event includes stations for each project where new and returning members can sign up and ask questions. With the limitations on in-person events because of...
The California 4-H Computer Science Pathways team hosted a 5-day virtual code camp, July 27 to 31st. Attendees included 50 youth and 30 volunteers (some from out-of-state and one from Canada!). The camp consisted of multiple computer science topics including: CS First with Scratch, Virtual Robotics, and Python. We focused...
In response to current shelter-in-place restrictions, two 4-H members created a virtual voting platform that can be replicated and customized to fit the needs of any interested 4-H club. It consists of: A website platform for the actual election process; An election video to allow club members watch the nominee's...
In these times of crisis and need, I know from personal experience that the first thing that I as a 4-H'er want to do is help those around me. I found that making masks was the way to accomplish this. With the help of my mom, I gained a new skill in sewing and put this to use by making masks. These masks were donated to...
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