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

California 4-H Youth Development Program

Latest posts on the California 4-H Grown blog

Bay/Coast Youth Summit — By Youth, For Youth

Casey and Raedyn (center) with the Bay/Coast Youth Summit planning team.

  The California 4-H Youth Summits are three-day leadership conferences held at four locations throughout the state. They are designed to grow the leadership abilities of intermediate 4-H members (ages 11-13) and give hands-on leadership opportunities to senior 4-H members (ages 14+). Details and registration are on...

Horticulture team represented California 4-H well

California 4-H Team at the 2019 NJHA Convention

Towards the end of National 4-H Week this year, from October 11 to 14, our California 4-H Horticulture team competed at the 2019 National Junior Horticulture Association Convention in Lincoln, Nebraska. The event took place at the Lincoln Marriott-Cornhusker Hotel, and consisted of 9 Teams and 143 individual registered...

Game Changers at Google

CS Pathway Team, volunteers, Googlers, and youth participants posing in front of a Google sign.

For the second year in a row, the Computer Science Pathway Team of the University of California Cooperative Extension's (UCCE) 4-H Youth Development Program of Santa Clara County held an event for National Youth Science Day (NYSD). The team's event took place on Sunday, October 20th at Google's campus in Sunnyvale. The...

Sharing the Youth Perspective on Adolescent Mental Health


Hello, my name is Maura Sparrevohn, and I was a California 4-H State Ambassador for the 2018-2019 program year. This last April, I was selected to attend the National 4-H Conference in Washington D.C. If it wasn't for the scholarship from Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Foundation, I might never have been able to attend this...

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