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

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All 4-H alumni and friends can "Raise Your Hand" for California 4-H! Even if you participated last year, you can participate this year. The state with the most hands raised will win $20,000.

Sign up at 4-h.org/raise-your-hand

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Making a Difference in California Fire Recovery

Oroville Foothill 4-H Fire Recovery Crew at Tree Planting Event in Ponderosa Fire Area, Feather Falls, CA

Who wouldn't want to spend a week at a hotel with a pool? Until last August, I never could have imagined feeling anything but relaxation and happiness at a hotel. But when the Ponderosa Fire started near our family ranch in Feather Falls, my parents, grandparents and I found ourselves evacuated, sitting in our hotel rooms...

Volunteer Appreciation Week 2018: Jaime Burroughs, Outstanding Lifetime Volunteer

Jaime Burroughs, 2018 Western Region Outstanding Lifetime Volunteer

Volunteers play a vital role in the ongoing growth and development of those in the 4‑H Youth Development program. Our volunteers to serve as positive role models and support youth through strong youth-adult partnerships. We are grateful and honored to have their contributions to the University of California 4-H Youth...

Forest Ecology + Field Skills + Camp = An Amazing Experience!

How Big is Your Tree?

As a 4-H leader participating in the 2018 California 4-H Camping Conference, you can sign up for one, two or three sessions of the Project Learning Tree (PLT) Camp Conference Track to: Explore current issues Investigate as a forester Engage in field studies These sessions will inspire you to create your own version...

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. 


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 Agricultura y Recursos Naturales de la UC.

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April 28, 2018 is the National 4-H Day of Service

Get resources for planning and promoting your 4-H service projects:

  • True Leaders in Service Planning Guide
  • Social Media toolkit
  • Email template
  • Press release and media release template

Learn more.

Register your 4-H service projects in April at 4-H.org/true-leaders-in-service.

4-H Family Handbook

This guide is for all families in 4-H in California!


Give to Grow 4-H

100% of your donation to the California 4-H Foundation goes toward strengthening 4-H youth development programs in the local counties.

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