4-H Youth Development Program
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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In honor of National Volunteer Week this week, we want to highlight two of our volunteers who have been recognized for their service to 4-H. Paulette Sauln from San Diego County has been named the Outstanding Lifetime Volunteer and Curtis Ullerich from Santa Clara County has been named the Volunteer of the Year for the...
Curtis has been a volunteer in California for two years, coming from Iowa where he was a 4-H youth and collegiate member. In the short time he has been with California 4-H, he has become an integral adult volunteer of 4-H through club, county, state and national activities. Working at all levels of 4-H Curtis works...
After 29 years of volunteering 4-H in California, Paulette Sauln is still going strong! She has held many roles in 4-H: Community Club Leader, Project Leader, offices on County, Sectional and State Councils – and is currently the Director for the Western Region Leaders' Forum 2018, which is being hosted in her home...
The 4-H Youth Development Program in California is open to young people and adult volunteers from all backgrounds and locations in California.
|The 4-H Youth Development Program, which throughout its 100 years of existence has helped children and adolescents acquire the skills needed to succeed in life, is implementing a series of changes that will help serve new generations of Californians, says Lupita Fabregas, Deputy Director of Diversity and Expansion Program 4-H Division Agriculture and Natural Resources UC.||El Programa de Desarrollo Juvenil 4-H, que a lo largo de sus más de 100 años de existencia, ha ayudado a niños y adolescentes a adquirir las destrezas necesarias para tener éxito en la vida, está implementando una serie de cambios que ayudarán a servir mejor a las nuevas generaciones de californianos, según explica Lupita Fabregas, directora adjunta de Diversidad y Expansión del Programa 4-H de la División de Agriculrutra y Recursos Naturales de la UC.|
Calling all 4-H Alumni!
Help us raise up to $20,000 for California 4-H leadership development for teens. From March 1 to June 30, sign up on the 4-H National Raise Your Hand webpage. The state with the most alumni signing on will win up to $20,000!
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100% of your donation goes toward strengthening 4-H youth development programs in the counties!
Tractor Supply Paper Clover campaign April 26-May 7
Donate at the register at participating Tractor Supply stores throughout California. Your donation goes toward 4-H camps and leadership conferences for youth.