In 2007, the 4-H Million Trees Project (4HMT) was founded with the goal of joining 4-H clubs across the nation in planting one million trees.
The 4-H On the Wild Side project brought environmental education and outdoor living experiences to elementary school students from Sacramento’s economically challenged neighborhoods.
On November 15, 2009, the Union 4-H club invited San Benito County citizens to join them in making friendship bracelets for military children at their local Veteran’s Hall. Over fifty people of all ages attended the event and made 130 bracelets to send to children from military families.
The Marin 4-H Naturalist Leader Project was created as an environmental education service-learning program in response to the National 4-H Council initiative for Science, Engineering and Technology (SET).
In connection with the 4-H Science, Engineering and Technology initiative, the Providence 4-H Club offered an Aerospace and Rocketry project for members to gain math and science knowledge through hands-on learning.
In response to the large outbreak of devastating wildfires in northern California, the 2009 Hi-4-H group from Siskiyou County recruited the California Fire and Forest Service to conduct fire safety sessions at their annual 4-H camp.
At Kern County 4-H Winter Camp, members learned about the science of fire.
One 4-Her made a difference in the preservation and awareness of our natural environment.
4-H brought engaging scientific concepts to Princeton Unified School District.
California 4-H service-learning grants allow groups like the Strawberry Valley 4-H club to pursue their goals of community service and experiential learning.
Alameda County 4-Hers were inspired by the Creating a Leader (CAL) conference and organized a book drive for a local high school.
4-Hers Kyle and Brady realized the importance of learning and created "My Own Book," an organization which has given over 29,000 books to elementary school children.
Redwood 4-H supported CityTeam, an organization dedicated to helping the homeless, with donations and a hot meal.
Mendocino, Siskiyou, Del Norte, Humboldt, Placer, Nevada, and Lake counties collaborated to create a workbook containing innovative icebreakers.
Five 4-Hers from the Teen Leadership Development Institute led a clothing drive for a local homeless shelter.
At the 2009 State 4-H Leadership Conference, children of military parents shared their stories.
The WE Support Day at Travis Air Force Base allowed 4-Hers and community members to voice their support for military families.
Military youth from the Beale Air Force Base planted a tree at their youth center in support of Earth Day.
The Orange Acres Backbreakers 4-H rocketry project learned about rockets and enjoyed success at the Team America Rocketry Challenge contest.
El Dorado County 4-H partnered with the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors to create a youth commission, whose members serve as environmental ambassadors.
Santa Cruz County 4-Hers rallied together to support a local hospital by making 30 blankets.
4-H families throughout California donated 550 homemade hats to children's hospitals.
The 4-H Teens participating in the project gathered experiments and created a easy to follow how- to-guide for teaching simple science concepts. They coordinated a collaborative project with the afterschool site coordinators of nine different schools.
One 4Her has encouraged over one hundred youth throughout the state of California to explore the ideas and concepts of Science, Engineering, and Technology (SET). Jessica Choi developed the Cardboard Automaton Workshop to teach youth about simple machine elements and 4-H SET Abilities.
For eight years, 4-H member Elizabeth Kaufmann has been giving the most important gift of all - independence.
When raging wildfires swept through Butte County and left the residents and environment scarred, 4-Hers set out to address the community need and created the Butte County 4-H Reforestation Project.
Youth from the Siskiyou County Hi 4-H “Teens as Teachers” program were able to provide hands on, inquiry based lessons to over 100 8th grade students at Jackson Street Elementary.
Students from low-income areas often rely on free or reduced-price lunches during the academic year, but throughout the summer are forced to look for other opportunities. Sonoma County 4-H members teamed up with their local food bank to address this need in their community.
Inyo & Mono Counties 4-H Youth Development Program serves a rural youth population that are geographically isolated. The 2010 4-H National Youth Science Experiment was a successful way to bring cutting edge science curriculum to our youth. In addition, by offering this engaging experiment our 4-H program hoped to spark an early youth interest in science.
When your water comes from snowpack, and seems to be in abundant supply, it’s taken for granted. In this year's 4-H National Youth Science Experiment, focusing on water quality, youth learned about the carbon cycle and increased their own awareness of water issues.
To gain an awareness of the county’s poor science achievement while at the same time highlighting the 4-H Youth Development Program’s response to the need, presentations of the 2010 NYSE were conducted at the regular meeting of the Imperial County Board of Supervisors, in conjunction with National 4-H Week.
4-H science, engineering, and technology projects provide fun, engaging activities for youth that allow plenty of hands-on, experiential time for science to unfold for the youth learner. In addition, National Youth Science Day created a themed event around a science topic of importance to the world around us.
By working with a faculty member and staff at CI, partnering with the science teacher at Somis School, 4-H was able to organize the National Youth Science Experiment with approximately 30 youth 4-H’ers and students at Somis School.
The day was all giggles, smiles, and fun at the San Jacinto County library on October Sixth. The event was the 4-H National Youth Science Day (NYSD). Kids of all ages were blowing their carbon dioxide into water cups and watching the water change from blue to green.
Information about the Modoc County 2008 Service-Learning SET Proposal
San Diego County 4-H Youth Development Program in partnership with the Reuben Fleet Science Center conducted the National Youth Science Day experiment. This was part of an ongoing effort to promote science literacy through nonformal educational activities.
On October 2, 2010, Two Rock 4-H (Sonoma County) held an outreach event at Walnut Park, Petaluma, California in conjunction with the 4-H National Youth Science Experiment “4-H20”.
A 4-H club works with a local museum to learn the value of growing and canning foods as well as learn about soils, plants, and nutrients involved in growing agricultural products.
A San Diego county 4-H club helps a local English language program buy books and supplies to encourage adult students to improve their own English language proficiency.
The Murrieta Mustangs wanted to encourage their community to help save the planet and take advantage of public transportation. In order to make bus riding more comfortable, this 4-H club decided to raise money to build shelters over bus stops in their community.
With many families in need of basic essentials like shoes, the Oroville 4-H Club worked to provide families in need with a good pair of shoes and a happier outlook on life.
A 4-H club takes the initiative on building livestock judging, microscope, and animal handling skills in local youth.
A 4-H member takes the initiative to curb obesity in their county by educating their community about the health risks that many popular soft drinks pose.
In Humboldt County, the Hydesville 4-H Club and the Cutten 4-H Club conducted a science experiment that reached over 3,500 youth. The experiment was to designed to show participants the importance of water conservation and how carbon dioxide can impact water quality too in the form of carbonic acid. To view this, participants blew carbon dioxide into some water that contained a pH indicating dye thus showing the effect of how carbon dioxide makes water more acidic.
The Veterinary Student Outreach Club at UC Davis works with 4-H youth and other students to introduce them to the prospect of veterinary medicine. This exciting program shows available opportunities to youth and also teaches them useful skills such as canine CPR.
On May 21-22, 2011 Tuolumne County 4-H members and families participated in an event to raise funds for the Relay for Life at Sonora High School. 4-H's team The Green Berets have been participating in The Relay for Life every year since 2009. In 2009, Tuolumne County’s 4-H raised $5,000 and $8,000 in 2010. The Green Berets consist of 11 youth members, 5 adult volunteers and 2 4-H leaders. They helped 4-H youth members learn about the causes of different kinds of cancer and raise funds for the event.
Every time 4-H members recite the 4-H pledge, they say the phrase “I pledge my….Health for better living.” What does this really mean to the Statewide 4-H program? The Union 4-H club in Hollister, California hosted a 4-H Healthy Living Field day on May 7th 2011 at the Fair Grounds in Tres Pinos to discover what healthy living really means.
July 16th-20th, 2011 marked an important event for Tehama County 4-H members. Funding from the 2011 4-H Healthy Living Grant Program supported an opprtunity for Tehama County 4-H to integrate health themes into a regular camp program.
37 special needs military youth from Alaska, Nevada, Arizona, Washington, Oregon, and California who ranged from ages 8-18 attended Camp Ronald McDonald at Eagle Lake. This was a unique experience for those who participated as many were attending a summer camp for the first time ever. The camp allowed the youth to develop a sense of independence and build positive relationships in a safe and welcoming environment. Youth, Families & Communities, as a part of the 4-H Youth Development Program, was the supporting unit.
Two 4-H volunteer leaders help to educate the public and 4-H members about the California Parks and outdoor safety.
A small rural town uses the creativity to help make the community more prosperous through tourism and quilts.
The River Valley 4-H club works with the local fairgrounds to give its handicapped patrons better access.
52 4-Hers from all over Alameda County came together on Wednesday, October 5, 2011 to participate in the annual 4-H National Youth Science Day.
4-H teens find a correlation with social pressure to succeed and drug/alcohol abuse. Read here to find out how they addressed the problem.
The National Youth Science day brings science education out to rural communities
In an effort to curb science illiteracy in the United States, a 4-H club is taking the local approach to educate the county's youth with a robotics project.
Tuolumne County 4-H uses free curriculum provided by National 4-H to help educate their community about wind turbines and alternative energy.
Siskiyou County uses technology to help teach youth about the scientific process and alternative energy sources.
The Ramona Wranglers finds a lasting way in which to help local senior citizens with a need for affordable and healthy food.
Riverside County learns to harness the power of the wind to create electricity through the use of curriculum provided by National 4-H.
Sacramento County begins a service learning project that educates youth in hydrochemistry while also showing them the importance of community service.
Riverside County makes fleece hats to new mothers and homeless individuals.
Santa Clara County 4-H makes garden boxes for low socio-economic states individuals living near San Jose.
Shasta County creates a mobile soup kitchen in order to help the large population of individuals living in camps just outside of the city.
Tassajara 4-H Club outreaches to the rest of the county to help educate more people about science using the 2011 National Science Day curriculum.
Sonoma County uses a hands-on approach to teach their community about where their food comes from and how it's grown.
Alameda County develops a simple machine workshop that is taught at a wide range of 4-H and community events.
Youth in Alameda County participate in the National 4-H Youth Science Experiment.
Alameda County implements the State 4-H veterinary science curriculum into their project.
Santa Barbara County uses SET to expand their clubs and develop partnerships with the community.
Sonoma County 4-Hers learn about how robots interact with their environment.
The Nevada County 4-H Embryology School enrichment program provides home-schooled children with hands-on, science-based learning opportunities.
Alameda County integrates exciting hands-on science experiments into their summer camp program.
Alameda County 4-H partners with scientists in the community to inspire youth to enter science-related fields and ultimately produce one million new scientists.
Santa Cruz County developed a program comprised of three components designed to further robotics education and increase youth science literacy.
The On the Wild Side program strives to provide youth with the opportunities to explore outdoor environments and to "do science."
Humboldt County holds a county-wide 4-H SET Expo to provide the opportunity for youth and volunteers to learn about the SET program and for youth to showcase their project work at a community event.
Four projects in Humboldt County benefited from funding from the California Landscape Contractors Association. These projects all followed the 4-H Healthy Living Initiative.
Interest in family and community gardening has grown in recent years. Partnering with the Master Gardeners, 4-H members learned about all aspects of vegetable gardening.
Operation 4-HEROES of Solano County works towards the completion of Lawson Fallen Soldier Memorial Park with the help of funds from the California Landscape Contractors Association.