University of California 4-H Youth Development Program
University of California 4-H Youth Development Program
University of California 4-H Youth Development Program
University of California
University of California 4-H Youth Development Program

California 4-H Youth Development Program

Coronavirus Update on 4-H Activities

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.

Updated 2/8/2021

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

The 4-H Virtual State Leadership Conference Experience

Oliver watching keynote speaker David Dodd

  The 2020 California 4-H State Leadership Conference, also known as SLC, was virtual on Zoom due to the pandemic. Planning had started well before California's Shelter in Place orders went into effect in March. The SLC Planning Committee had to do a major switch to transition the 4-day annual conference to a virtual...

4-H Drive-Thru Sign Up Night

Drive-thru Sign Up Night line of cars

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...

2020 Virtual Code Camp a Success!

Virtual Code Camp activity - programming robots to play soccer using

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...

4-H Youth Take the Lead on Virtual 4-H Club Elections

Virtual election site

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...


We're Here for you, California!

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.

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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. 

See how we're growing True Leaders in our 2019-2020 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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