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

4-H Youth Development Program

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Latest posts on the California 4-H Grown blog

My 4-H experience helped me in the college application process

Capriana in her bee suit

College applications and college scholarships all are looking for a good essay, an interesting story and a catchy topic. As a 4-Her who was has been active for 9 years in El Sereno's beekeeping project, I had lots of options to create a buzz with.

Volunteers move 4-H forward

Events like the Youth Summits are planned by youth and adult volunteers.

We are able to continually move our 4-H program forward because of the work of 4-H volunteers. Youth and adult volunteers serve on club, county, Area, and State level committees to plan and organize 4-H events and activities.     Advisory Committees help shape 4-H. Youth and adult 4-H volunteers impact 4-H...

4-H Runs on the Power of Volunteers

For some people, volunteering is about giving. For 4-H volunteers it is a way of living

Dear 4-H Volunteer, Thank you! Thank you for your dedication, courage and your conviction, for bringing your sense of adventure to share and learn alongside the youth that you mentor. Thank you for your compassion and your awareness, for seeing the need and responding. Thank you for sharing your skills and knowledge...

See how we're growing True Leaders in our 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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The 4-H Youth Development Program in California is open to young people and adult volunteers from all backgrounds and locations in California. 

Review the 4-H Strategic Plan for 2018 to 2028

Designed by Anna Sorenson, Conejo-Simi 4-H, Ventura County
Designed by Anna Sorenson, Conejo-Simi 4-H, Ventura County

State Field Day
June 1, 2019, 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
UC Davis - West Quad

Join 4-H'ers from around the state at State Field Day! 4-H'ers from throughout California come together to compete at the state level for various competitions. This family-friendly event is for all ages to participate. Learn more on our event page.







4-H Horse Classic
State Championship Horse Show and Horse Bowl
June 27-30, 2019
Brookside Equestrian Park, Elk Grove, CA

Register for the 4-H Horse Classic and Horse Bowl by June 10th! See the Horse Classic event page for details and links to register.


State Leadership Conference (SLC)
July 18-21 at UC Davis

Late Registration is open until June 17th. SLC is the most popular statewide event for 4-H teens 13 and up. Don't miss out! See the Event Site for more information and to register.

e4: The Volunteer Retreat

Early Bird registration is open until June 30th. Click the logo to go to the event site and learn more about this new conference for volunteers who work with youth.

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