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

Member Spotlights

Victoria, Sonoma County

Victoria, Sonoma County

Victoria was recently honored with the esteemed Daily Point of Light Award for her extensive community service activities. This decoration honors individuals across the country who are helping to meet critical needs in their communities.

Rachel, San Diego County

Rachel, San Diego County

4-H member, Oberhasli goat breeder, foreign-language tutor, and Miss Teenage California finalist… Rachel is a valued member of her community and the 4-H program.

Elizabeth, Fresno County

Elizabeth, Fresno County

4-H is preparing Elizabeth to pursue her dream of becoming a veterinarian or an animal groomer.

Nathan, Orange County

Nathan, Orange County

When Nathan first joined 4-H, he was, “a small introverted kid who just wanted to play with Legos.”  While Nathan is no longer introverted, he still retains his love of Legos!

Tyler, San Bernardino County

Tyler, San Bernardino County

4-H remains one of Tyler’s primary and most fulfilling activities.  Tyler says, “4-H has given me the opportunity to gain confidence in myself and to know that I can make a difference in someone’s life.”

Tristan, San Mateo/San Francisco County

Tristan, San Mateo/San Francisco County

Tristan’s fun year in 4-H included washing chickens, riding in a Roadster, and attending a leadership conference.

Weston, San Luis Obispo County

Weston, San Luis Obispo County

Ten-year-old Weston loved his second year of 4-H.

Ashlyn, Los Angeles County

Ashlyn, Los Angeles County

Ashlyn has been a busy bee throughout her first three years of 4-H!  She participates in four projects, including sewing, and she has a great time displaying her hard work.

Alison, Orange County

Alison, Orange County

Alison’s 4-H experience has been very well-rounded.  She includes leadership and community service activities along with her project involvement.

Ellen, Stanislaus County

Ellen, Stanislaus County

Ellen’s first year of 4-H was a blast.  She can’t wait to increase her involvement next year!

Evan, San Luis Obispo County

As Evan grows older, his involvement with 4-H grows as well!  The archery and sheep projects have been Evan’s primary focuses.

Mitchell, Fresno County

Mitchell, Fresno County

Dogs, cows, and horses – oh my!  Despite several setbacks, Mitchell managed to have a very fun and successful year in 4-H with his animals.

Shelly, Santa Clara County

“4-H is fun, interactive, and encourages new ideas,” says 10-year-old Shelly.

Katie, San Luis Obispo County

Katie, San Luis Obispo County

“4-H has made me a better leader and citizen by teaching me the things one person can do to help someone or make a difference in the world,” says Katie.

Kierstin, Shasta County

Kierstin, Shasta County

Kierstin has been in 4-H for seven years; “time sure does fly!”  She has matured through projects such as animal fostering, pet therapy, sheep, and leathercraft.

Kyle, Santa Clara County

Kyle, Santa Clara County

After initially joining 4-H only to please his mom, Kyle found that he loves the program!

Rosalind, Orange County

Rosalind, Orange County

A stroke of luck introduced Rosalind to 4-H, and she has since become an active and excited member!
Morgan, Humboldt County

Morgan, Humboldt County

Eleven-year-old Morgan has grown into a well-rounded 4-H member.

Lauren, Monterey County

Lauren, Monterey County

Lauren earned her bronze star in her first year of 4-H!

Kayla, Fresno County

Kayla, Fresno County

Between golf, swimming, fashion, and sheep, thirteen-year-old Kayla has covered a lot of ground in 4-H!

Bret, Monterey County

Bret, Monterey County

Bret jumped into his first year of 4-H with both feet, becoming involved with three different projects.

Candace, San Luis Obispo County

Candace, San Luis Obispo County

Candace, a six year 4-H member, has developed a love for animals, as well as for public speaking and textiles.

 


Austin, Sacramento County

Austin, Sacramento County

Austin's involvement in 4-H has grown over his seven years of membership.

Andrew, Santa Clara County

Andrew, Santa Clara County

As Andrew explains, 4-H is pure music to his ears.

Kevin, Orange County

Kevin, Orange County

Kevin's patriotism inspired her to lead a community service project in support of our troops.

Drew, Santa Barbara County

Drew, Santa Barbara County

4-H has helped Drew discover his passion - rocketry!

Kelsey, Monterey County

Kelsey, Monterey County

Kelsey demonstrates that diverse interests and related 4-H projects create a winning combination.

Jessica, Tulare County

Jessica, Tulare County

Jessica's last year of 4-H was fun and fulfilling.

Alex, Santa Clara County

Alex, Santa Clara County

Alex has taken advantage of many opportunities offered through 4-H, like running his own business and training his dog.

Carson, Fresno County

Carson, Fresno County

A 4-H project helped Carson discover a potential career.

Leonora, Orange County

Leonora, Orange County

Leonora brings a unique set of talents and achievements to her 4-H experiences.

Hannah, Monterey County

Hannah, Monterey County

Hannah juggles school, sports, and 4-H, but she manages to excel in all three areas.

Alyssa, Alameda County

Alyssa, Alameda County

As the parents of a shy child, Alyssa’s mom and dad enrolled her in many organizations before they came upon the winner: California 4-H!

Kendra, Sacramento County

Kendra, Sacramento County

Kendra shows that taking the reins of leadership is a fun and rewarding experience!

Tommy, Contra Costa County

Tommy, Contra Costa County

Want to know how to care for your chicken, goat, sheep, pig, rabbit, dog, cow, or llama? Just ask Tommy, an involved 4-Her and future veterinarian!

Nicolas, Fresno County

Nicolas, Fresno County

Nicolas, a four year member of the Reedley 4-H Club, has accomplished quite a lot!

John, Sacramento County

John, Sacramento County

Who knew that a keyboard could be made out of cardboard, paper clips, and a battery?  John, a four-year member of 4-H, made such a keyboard in his electronics project!

Austin, Los Angeles County

Austin, Los Angeles County

Austin joined 4-H because that was, “what the other 1st graders were doing,” but he soon discovered a passion for the swine project.

Monica, Ventura County

Monica, Ventura County

Monica doesn’t just ask questions about her surroundings, she designs experiments to test her hypothesis!

Jesse, Santa Clara County

Jesse, Santa Clara County

Want to learn how to play an ancient Egyptian game?  Just ask Jesse of Santa Clara County!

Colleen, Solano County

Colleen, Solano County

Raising guide dogs for the blind while juggling school and other 4-H activities may seem like a lot of responsibilities for a middle-schooler, but Colleen takes it all in stride.

Dylan, Stanislaus County

Dylan, Stanislaus County

Although project groups are an important aspect of 4-H, Dylan has discovered that leadership development is another integral component.

Jackson, Stanislaus County

Jackson, Stanislaus County

For Jackson of Stanislaus County, his diverse animals served as inspiration to join 4-H and increase his knowledge.

Brett, Sonoma County

Brett, Sonoma County

This dedicated 4-Her has overcome obstacles to become the California State Shooting Champion.

Hannah, Nevada County

Hannah, Nevada County

When natural disaster strikes an area, one 4-Her is right there among the wreckage, helping victims and managing relief efforts.
Bailee, San Benito County

Bailee, San Benito County

By donating the profits from auctioning her prize pig, Bailee donated her time and money to improve her local fairgrounds.
Lauren, Sacramento County

Lauren, Sacramento County

For eleven years, Lauren has been a dedicated 4-H member in Sacramento county, as well as a leader, mentor, and friend.
Patrick, Sonoma County

Patrick, Sonoma County

Patrick found a way to bring his favorite hobby - skateboarding - to 4-H and to bring in a new demographic of members.
Simone and Autumn, Santa Cruz County

Simone and Autumn, Santa Cruz County

Fundraising and asking for donations is a necessary but difficult subject that must be approached with tact, care, and persuasion. Two sisters, Simone and Autumn, have become masters of this art and are using their talents to benefit their local 4-H club.

Zoey, Siskiyou County

Zoey, Siskiyou County

Zoey has taken advantage of many different opportunities provided by 4-H, from exchange programs to county events to state conferences. Throughout her experiences, she has appreciated the value of diversity and worked to give back to her community.

Closing Libraries:  How this 4-Her fought to keep her Felton Library open

Closing Libraries: How this 4-Her fought to keep her Felton Library open

Katelyn, a member of the Felton 4-H club, was upset when she heard the news that the county was closing the local library. She attended a Library Board meeting and expressed her feelings on the closing of the library. Along with a few other Felton 4-Hers help, the library was saved. 


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