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

4-H Delivers

4-H Million Trees

4-H Million Trees

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.

Sacramento 4-H Teens Teach Science and Stewardship

Sacramento 4-H Teens Teach Science and Stewardship

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.

Friendship Bracelets for Operation Military Kids

Friendship Bracelets for Operation Military Kids

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.

Marin 4-H Naturalist Leader Project

Marin 4-H Naturalist Leader Project

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).

Glenn County 4-H Members Learn Science with Microscopes

Glenn County 4-H Members Learn Science with Microscopes

As follow up to the bio-security project, leaders from Glenn County have implemented an intestinal parasites study to provide useful information for members participating in county livestock projects.
Providence 4-H Aerospace & Rocketry Project: As a Matter of Fact, They ARE Rocket Scientists!

Providence 4-H Aerospace & Rocketry Project: As a Matter of Fact, They ARE Rocket Scientists!

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.

Siskiyou and Shasta 4-Hers Learn About Fire

Siskiyou and Shasta 4-Hers Learn About Fire

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.

Technology Takes Center Stage at Tehema County's Traditional Event

Technology Takes Center Stage at Tehema County's Traditional Event

This year Tehama County worked to provide engaging and educational activities for their members in order to better prepare them for livestock judging contests. Through the use of technology and hands on learning, the activities aimed to increase member participation and confidence when judging livestock.
Planting Trees in Humboldt County

Planting Trees in Humboldt County

In conjunction with the 2009 SET Expo, Humboldt County 4-H has designed and implemented a service learning tree planting project to teach members about environmental concerns and the importance of trees in our communities.
Kern County 4-H is on Fire at Camp!

Kern County 4-H is on Fire at Camp!

At Kern County 4-H Winter Camp, members learned about the science of fire.

A Contribution to the Redlands Live Oak Canyon

A Contribution to the Redlands Live Oak Canyon

One 4-Her made a difference in the preservation and awareness of our natural environment.

Rockets Blastoff in Princeton

Rockets Blastoff in Princeton

4-H brought engaging scientific concepts to Princeton Unified School District.

Berkeley's Busy Bees

Berkeley's Busy Bees

4-H members learn about bees and horticulture in the bee garden project.

CA 4-H Service-Learning Grants Allow 4-Hers to Build Healthier Communities

CA 4-H Service-Learning Grants Allow 4-Hers to Build Healthier Communities

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.

CAL Conference Delegates Lead a Book Drive

CAL Conference Delegates Lead a Book Drive

Alameda County 4-Hers were inspired by the Creating a Leader (CAL) conference and organized a book drive for a local high school.

“My Own Book”: Instilling the Joy of Reading

“My Own Book”: Instilling the Joy of Reading

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 Cooking Service

Redwood 4-H Cooking Service

Redwood 4-H supported CityTeam, an organization dedicated to helping the homeless, with donations and a hot meal.

Have Team Building Games...Will Travel

Have Team Building Games...Will Travel

Mendocino, Siskiyou, Del Norte, Humboldt, Placer, Nevada, and Lake counties collaborated to create a workbook containing innovative icebreakers.

TLDI 4-H

TLDI 4-H "Second Chance" Project

Five 4-Hers from the Teen Leadership Development Institute led a clothing drive for a local homeless shelter.

Leadership Conference of Regional Teens Planning Committee

Leadership Conference of Regional Teens Planning Committee

Two Fresno County 4-Hers, along with their adviser, organized a successful regional conference for 375 teens.

 

Military Youth Speak Out About their Needs at State 4-H Leadership Conference

Military Youth Speak Out About their Needs at State 4-H Leadership Conference

At the 2009 State 4-H Leadership Conference, children of military parents shared their stories.

Operation: Military Kids Partners With First Lady Maria Shriver’s WE Support Program

Operation: Military Kids Partners With First Lady Maria Shriver’s WE Support Program

The WE Support Day at Travis Air Force Base allowed 4-Hers and community members to voice their support for military families.

Military Kids Support Earth Day

Military Kids Support Earth Day

Military youth from the Beale Air Force Base planted a tree at their youth center in support of Earth Day.

Orange County 4-Hers Aim for the Stars

Orange County 4-Hers Aim for the Stars

The Orange Acres Backbreakers 4-H rocketry project learned about rockets and enjoyed success at the Team America Rocketry Challenge contest.

4-H Youth Commission an Environmental Vision

4-H Youth Commission an Environmental Vision

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.

4-Hers Wrap Hospital Patients in Love

4-Hers Wrap Hospital Patients in Love

Santa Cruz County 4-Hers rallied together to support a local hospital by making 30 blankets.

Hats Off for Kindness

Hats Off for Kindness

4-H families throughout California donated 550 homemade hats to children's hospitals.

Afterschool Science in Siskiyou County

Afterschool Science in Siskiyou County

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.

Cardboard Automaton Workshop

Cardboard Automaton Workshop

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.

Guide Dogs for the Blind

Guide Dogs for the Blind

For eight years, 4-H member Elizabeth Kaufmann has been giving the most important gift of all - independence.

Butte County 4-H Reforestation Project

Butte County 4-H Reforestation Project

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.

Teens Teach Science and Stewardship

Teens Teach Science and Stewardship

There is a need for children to experience the natural environment especially in today's world.  Teens as teachers inspire younger children to investigate and care about the world around them.
4-H’ers Tell about their Community Heritage

4-H’ers Tell about their Community Heritage

The Service-learning RFP Award gave 4-H’ers an opportunity to learn about and record their community heritage in Inyo Mono County .
Mariposa Plants Trees

Mariposa Plants Trees

A new project in Mariposa County is begun by a single 4-H member who was challenged by the destructive wildfires that destroyed local timberland.
Grenada Citizenship Project Retires Old Flags

Grenada Citizenship Project Retires Old Flags

For over ten years, Siskiyou County public offices, post offices, community businesses, and private residents had no means to retire their old and worn American flags. The Grenada Citizenship Project stepped in and created a community event to collect and properly retire these faded flags.
Diaper Round-Up Helps Solano County Families

Diaper Round-Up Helps Solano County Families

Food banks and shelters have been busy during these rough economic times, yet few have the capability to distribute diapers. 4-Hers in Solano County took it upon themselves to provide thousands of diapers for infants in need.
Loose Change Benefits Victims of Haiti Earthquake

Loose Change Benefits Victims of Haiti Earthquake

After the earthquakes devastated Haiti in early 2010, 4-Her Maddy Burnsed organized a loose change drive to donate money to Red Cross relief efforts.
Siskiyou County NYSD Event, 2010

Siskiyou County NYSD Event, 2010

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.

Summer Lunch Enrichment Project

Summer Lunch Enrichment Project

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 2010 4-H National Youth Science Experiment

Inyo & Mono Counties 2010 4-H National Youth Science Experiment

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.

Tuolumne County 4-H hosted the 2010 National Youth Science Experiment

Tuolumne County 4-H hosted the 2010 National Youth Science Experiment

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.

Imperial County 4-H National Youth Science Day Event 2010

Imperial County 4-H National Youth Science Day Event 2010

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.

Marin County offers the 4-H National Youth Science Experiment

Marin County offers the 4-H National Youth Science Experiment

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.

Ventura County 4-H National Youth Science Day Event 2010

Ventura County 4-H National Youth Science Day Event 2010

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.

Riverside County 4-H Youth Teach Science

Riverside County 4-H Youth Teach Science

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.

Modoc County Aerospace & Rocketry Project

Modoc County Aerospace & Rocketry Project

Information about the Modoc County 2008 Service-Learning SET Proposal

National Youth Science Day In San Diego County

National Youth Science Day In San Diego County

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.

Two Rock 4-H Club, Sonoma County California National Youth Science Experiment

Two Rock 4-H Club, Sonoma County California National Youth Science Experiment

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”.

4-H Horticulture Group Helps Museum and Meals On Wheels

4-H Horticulture Group Helps Museum and Meals On Wheels

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.

San Diego County English as a Second Language Support Team

San Diego County English as a Second Language Support Team

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.

Murrieta Mustangs 4-H Club Successfully Completes “OPERATION Bus Stop”

Murrieta Mustangs 4-H Club Successfully Completes “OPERATION Bus Stop”

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.

Oroville 4-H Club Delivers Shoes that Fit

Oroville 4-H Club Delivers Shoes that Fit

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.

Modoc County Wildlife Project

Modoc County Wildlife Project

Dedicated to enhancing youth’s interest in the natural world.

Technology Takes Center Stage at Traditional Event

Technology Takes Center Stage at Traditional Event

A 4-H club takes the initiative on building livestock judging, microscope, and animal handling skills in local youth.

Del Norte County 4-H Members Ask You to “Rethink Your Drink”

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.

2011 National Youth Science Day Experiment to the North Coast!

2011 National Youth Science Day Experiment to the North Coast!

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.

UC Davis Veterinary Students Inspire Youth

UC Davis Veterinary Students Inspire Youth

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.

Tuolumne County 4-H Success in The American Cancer Society Relay For Life

Tuolumne County 4-H Success in The American Cancer Society Relay For Life

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.

San Benito County Increase Awareness: Healthy Living Field Day

San Benito County Increase Awareness: Healthy Living Field Day

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.

Healthy Living Camp: Tehama County Delivers

Healthy Living Camp: Tehama County Delivers

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.

4-H Hosts Special Needs Camp for Military Youth

4-H Hosts Special Needs Camp for Military Youth

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. 

4-H Outdoor Skills in Santa Clara County

4-H Outdoor Skills in Santa Clara County

Two 4-H volunteer leaders help to educate the public and 4-H members about the California Parks and outdoor safety.

Barn Quilt Tour Teaches History and Increases Tourism to a Small Rural Town

Barn Quilt Tour Teaches History and Increases Tourism to a Small Rural Town

A small rural town uses the creativity to help make the community more prosperous through tourism and quilts.

Siskiyou Pet Pals

Siskiyou Pet Pals

Siskiyou 4-H uses the warmth of animals to comfort those in need.

River Valley 4-H - ADA Upgrade Project

River Valley 4-H - ADA Upgrade Project

The River Valley 4-H club works with the local fairgrounds to give its handicapped patrons better access.

Alameda County Gets Wired for Wind

Alameda County Gets Wired for Wind

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.

Impact of high-stakes performance culture on youth

Impact of high-stakes performance culture on youth

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. 

Inyo County 4-H is Wired for Wind

Inyo County 4-H is Wired for Wind

The National Youth Science day brings science education out to rural communities

Kid Power Creations, A Primary SET Project

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.

National Science Experiment Helps Tuolumne County 4-H Understand Alternative Energy

National Science Experiment Helps Tuolumne County 4-H Understand Alternative Energy

Tuolumne County 4-H uses free curriculum provided by National 4-H to help educate their community about wind turbines and alternative energy.

National Youth Science  Day Events-Siskiyou County

National Youth Science Day Events-Siskiyou County

Siskiyou County uses technology to help teach youth about the scientific process and alternative energy sources.

Ramona Wranglers plants a garden for local group home

Ramona Wranglers plants a garden for local group home

The Ramona Wranglers finds a lasting way in which to help local senior citizens with a need for affordable and healthy food.

Riverside County 4-H National Youth Science Day- The Power of Wind

Riverside County 4-H National Youth Science Day- The Power of Wind

Riverside County learns to harness the power of the wind to create electricity through the use of curriculum provided by National 4-H.

Service Learning and Our World

Sacramento County begins a service learning project that educates youth in hydrochemistry while also showing them the importance of community service.

Sewing for the Community

Sewing for the Community

Riverside County makes fleece hats to new mothers and homeless individuals.

Square Food Gardens

Square Food Gardens

Santa Clara County 4-H makes garden boxes for low socio-economic states individuals living near San Jose.

Taking Aim at Homelessness

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 Club Sponsors National 4-H Science Day

Tassajara Club Sponsors National 4-H Science Day

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.

Vested in Vineyards

Sonoma County uses a hands-on approach to teach their community about where their food comes from and how it's grown.

Alameda County Small Machines Workshop

Alameda County Small Machines Workshop

Alameda County develops a simple machine workshop that is taught at a wide range of 4-H and community events.

National 4-H Youth Science Experiment in Alameda County

National 4-H Youth Science Experiment in Alameda County

Youth in Alameda County participate in the National 4-H Youth Science Experiment.

Alameda County Veterinary Science Project

Alameda County Veterinary Science Project

Alameda County implements the State 4-H veterinary science curriculum into their project.

Development of SET in Santa Barbara

Development of SET in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara County uses SET to expand their clubs and develop partnerships with the community.

Robots in the Environment

Robots in the Environment

Sonoma County 4-Hers learn about how robots interact with their environment.

Embryology School Enrichment

Embryology School Enrichment

The Nevada County 4-H Embryology School enrichment program provides home-schooled children with hands-on, science-based learning opportunities.

Las Posadas Summer Camp

Las Posadas Summer Camp

Alameda County integrates exciting hands-on science experiments into their summer camp program. 

4-H SET (Science, Engineering, and Technology) Career Day-Get SET For Your Future!

4-H SET (Science, Engineering, and Technology) Career Day-Get SET For Your Future!

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.

4-H Robotics Technology Program

4-H Robotics Technology Program

Santa Cruz County developed a program comprised of three components designed to further robotics education and increase youth science literacy. 

4-H On the Wild Side

4-H On the Wild Side

The On the Wild Side program strives to provide youth with the opportunities to explore outdoor environments and to "do science."

4-H SET Expo in Humboldt County

4-H SET Expo in Humboldt County

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. 

Humboldt County 4-H Gardening Project

Humboldt County 4-H Gardening Project

Four projects in Humboldt County benefited from funding from the California Landscape Contractors Association. These projects all followed the 4-H Healthy Living Initiative. 

Vegetable Gardening in Ventura County

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. 

4-HEROES: Lawson Fallen Soldier Memorial Park

4-HEROES: Lawson Fallen Soldier Memorial Park

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. 


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