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

Afterschool and School Enrichment Programs

4-H Afterschool is a special focus area within the California 4-H Youth Development Program. 4-H partners with community youth serving agencies to support quality afterschool environments.  4-H provides support to afterschool programs in the following ways:

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

Staff Training and Development

4-H staff provides afterschool training 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. 

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, ssmanglallan@ucanr.edu

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 contact your local County 4-H Office

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