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

Afterschool and School Enrichment Programs

4-H Afterschool and School Enrichment Programs is a special focus area within the California 4-H Youth Development Program. We partner with community youth-serving agencies to support quality afterschool environments. We provide support to existing afterschool programs in the following ways:

  • Conducting staff development opportunities for afterschool line staff
  • Providing research-based “hands on” curriculum

Afterschool 4-H Clubs

The Afterschool 4-H clubs follow the same guidelines as community clubs. Members are individually enrolled and meet separately from a school's existing afterschool program. Please see the 4-H Club page for more information.

Staff Training and Development

4-H staff provides training for afterschool staff in the following topics

  • Guidance and discipline
  • Program management
  • Parents as partners
  • Teens as teachers
  • Utilizing 4-H youth curriculum

Tools of the Trade I - Giving Kids a Lifetime Guarantee
Tools of the Trade I contains 15 hours of staff development for frontline afterschool staff. This curriculum contains training on program and youth management topics such as ages and stages, guidance and discipline, parents as partners, program management and teens as teachers. Each session provides complete instructions, readily available supplies and session evaluations. 

This curriculum can be ordered from the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension. Please use this order form.

Tools of the Trade II - Inspiring Young Minds to be SET (Science, Engineering and Technology) Ready for Life!
Tools of the Trade II contains over 21 hours of training for frontline staff on incorporating science, engineering and technology in afterschool settings. This curriculum uses a hands-on, interactive approach. Each session provides complete instructions, readily available supplies and session evaluations. 

Questions about Tools of the Trade contact:
Sue Manglallan, 4-H Youth Development Advisor,

School Enrichment Programs

School enrichment programs allow youth to receive 4-H Youth Development Program curricula or other educational materials in a group or classroom during school hours. 4-H also provides training for teachers in a variety of topics, ranging from positive youth development to effective learning models and methods to specific curriculum.

'Ag in the Classroom,' a 4-H School Enrichment Program, is a program coordinated with school personnel that uses select 4-H learning materials as well as California Ag in the Classroom curriculum as part of the school curriculum during school hours. The program includes one or more sessions with activities led by 4-H Youth Development Program staff, volunteers, and teachers.

4-H Youth Curriculum

4-H provides research-based hands-on youth curriculum that can be used to provide enrichment activities in afterschool settings. 4-H Curricula

For more information:

For more information about 4-H afterschool and school enrichment programs in your county, contact your local County 4-H Office.

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