4-H Youth Development Program
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My 4-H experience helped me in the college application process

Capriana in her bee suit

College applications and college scholarships all are looking for a good essay, an interesting story and a catchy topic. As a 4-Her who was has been active for 9 years in El Sereno's beekeeping project, I had lots of options to create a buzz with. Writing college applications, I was able to talk about the environmental...

Capriana in her bee suit
Capriana in her bee suit

Capriana in her bee suit, surrounded by bees

Posted on Monday, April 22, 2019 at 10:22 AM
  • Author: Capriana Jiang

Volunteers move 4-H forward

Events like the Youth Summits are planned by youth and adult volunteers.

We are able to continually move our 4-H program forward because of the work of 4-H volunteers. Youth and adult volunteers serve on club, county, Area, and State level committees to plan and organize 4-H events and activities.     Advisory Committees help shape 4-H. Youth and adult 4-H volunteers impact 4-H...

Posted on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 5:54 PM

4-H Runs on the Power of Volunteers

For some people, volunteering is about giving. For 4-H volunteers it is a way of living

Dear 4-H Volunteer, Thank you! Thank you for your dedication, courage and your conviction, for bringing your sense of adventure to share and learn alongside the youth that you mentor. Thank you for your compassion and your awareness, for seeing the need and responding. Thank you for sharing your skills and knowledge...

Posted on Monday, April 8, 2019 at 1:02 PM
  • Author: Gemma Miner

How would you promote 4-H?

Ad submitted in Promotional ad contest

When creating an ad campaign, your target audience is your main consideration. You try to create a message–using words and/or images–that you feel would resonate with them. Last year, we held a Promotional Ad Contest at State Field Day, sponsored by the Public Relations and Marketing Committee of the California...

Posted on Monday, March 25, 2019 at 10:01 AM

Solano County 4-H Grows Great Cooks!

The Cowtown Chili Boys of the Vaca Valley 4-H Club test the temperature of their chili at the Solano County 4-H Chili Cook-Off.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Solano County 4-H Skills Day is an opportunity for 4-H'ers to show what they've learned in their projects and demonstrate their showmanship skills. From that event, they are finding some great cooks! Read their stories by Kathy Keatley Garvey below – and also get their recipes!   From cavies to chili to...

Posted on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 6:14 PM

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