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

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)

The Positive Development of Youth: Comprehensive Findings from the 4-H Study of Positive Youth Development, 2013.
4-H STEM programs combine the strengths of experiential, hands-on education and inquiry-based science learning with a positive youth development framework that addresses the developmental and educational needs of young people.

By offering engaging science programming in out-of-school time settings, youth are provided with a variety of free choice and hands-on learning opportunities that promote excitement in learning about natural phenomena. 


Encouraging children's curiosity helps science develop
"In 4-H we try to encourage natural curiosity and help children and youth to learn about science and get involved in their communities with the support of caring and dedicated adult volunteers." Read more.

"En 4-H tratamos de fomentar esa curiosidad natural y ayudamos a niños y jóvenes a aprender sobre ciencia y a involucrarse en sus comunidades con el apoyo de adultos voluntarios comprensivos y dedicados” Lee mas.


4-H SET Iniative

The California 4-H Youth Development Program launched a statewide 4-H STEM Initiative in 2008 with the goal to develop new and strengthen existing programmatic opportunities for California 4-H.

4-H SET Projects
 Explore 4-H STEM Project Areas
4-H SET Curricula
See Recommended STEM Curricula
A wide variety of curricula materials exist for the 4-H mission area of Science, Engineering and Technolohy (SET). See our recommended list.
4-H SET Activities
Get involved in STEM Activities.
Review and download 4-H STEM professional development resources for staff and volunteers
The California 4-H Educational Technology Advisory Committee increases the use and awareness of technology in the University of California 4-H Youth Development Program. Check out how you can apply!
The focus of 4-H NYSD activities is a single science experiment designed to engage young people across the nation. By encouraging youth, adult mentors, partners and influencers to participate in 4-H NYSD, we can help all to experience science in a fun, constructive manner, increase interest in the sciences and encourage participation in support of 4-H programs.
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