4-H Centennial Celebration
Centennial Celebration Resources
Head, Heart, Hands, Health. Growing Youth who Thrive
For the past 100 years 4-H has been helping young people to reach their full potential as competent, confident, caring leaders of character who are connected to others, and contribute to their communities.
4-H serves youth throughout California in urban, suburban and rural communities.
In 4-H, youth design and participate in their own programs and activities. This unique learn-by-doing model teaches essential skills that youth will use throughout their lives, such as identifying sparks, desiring knowledge, setting goals, self-reflection, adapting to new situations, communicating, and responding to the needs of others.
Whether youth are building rockets, raising companion dogs, or planting vegetables, 4-H gives young people the skills they need to thrive and succeed throughout their lives.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
California 4-H turns 100
For the next 100 years, 4-H youth will be leaders for change
The California 4-H Youth Development Program is celebrating its centennial year. In 2013, 4-H members across the state are celebrating by using their head, heart, hands and health to create positive impacts in their local communities, just as 4-H has done for the past 100 years. Coined the Revolution of Responsibility, this centennial initiative will engage youth in service learning projects to identify and address important issues right in their communities. These projects are youth driven and are living examples of the value and power of 4-H in creating responsible young people who are uniquely prepared to step up to the challenges of a complex and rapidly changing world. Projects focus on issues relevant to today’s world, including science and technology; healthy living and civic engagement. Project profiles can be viewed at http://ca4hfoundation.org/.
The University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources delivers the 4-H Youth Development Program through the Cooperative Extension System in every county. The 4-H YDP provides high-quality educational experiences to over 72,000 young people annually through clubs, camps, school enrichment and afterschool programming. The statewide 4-H program is powered by 17,000 local volunteers who receive training and support from professional staff in best practices for youth development. It is estimated there are one million 4-H alumni in California today, who are industry leaders in agriculture, government, education and technology, as well as engaged and philanthropic members of their community.
For more information contact: Shannon Dogan (530) 754-8518 firstname.lastname@example.org
1 Million Trees-Tree planting in San Mateo County
Project Goat-Boer Goats grazing to eliminate fire hazards in San Diego County