California 4-H Youth Development Program
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During this difficult time, our 4-H youth and volunteers have been working from home to support their communities. Please see how our 4-H'ers are giving their support.
Making Face Shields for Heroes
A brother and sister in Silicon Valley developed a project to make face shields for health care workers. They created a video to show how to do it and encourage all 4-H'ers to make masks and face shields. Read their story on the California 4-H Grown blog.
Coronavirus Update on 4-H Activities
We have created a new site called California 4-H at Home to share 4-H activities you can do from home, either online or offline. We will also be sharing updates on the status of statewide and national events on that site.
Our priority is ensuring the safety of the young people in the 4-H program, their families, and our community.
We encourage all 4-H families and volunteers to prioritize their health when making decisions about attending events or traveling.
All UC ANR-hosted meetings, events and gatherings of any size that are scheduled to take place through May 31, 2020 must be conducted online, postponed or cancelled.
Leaders and event planners should assess meetings, events and gatherings and plan for the possibility that there may be an extension of this directive, requiring additional cancellations.
Latest posts on the California 4-H Grown blog
In response to current shelter-in-place restrictions, two 4-H members created a virtual voting platform that can be replicated and customized to fit the needs of any interested 4-H club. It consists of: A website platform for the actual election process; An election video to allow club members watch the nominee's...
In these times of crisis and need, I know from personal experience that the first thing that I as a 4-H'er want to do is help those around me. I found that making masks was the way to accomplish this. With the help of my mom, I gained a new skill in sewing and put this to use by making masks. These masks were donated to...
In an effort to help their community to control the spread of COVID-19, a Silicon Valley brother and sister came up with a plan to support health care personnel. They even created a video to show how they are helping and show how others can too.
With people across the country cranking out masks, they wanted to...
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 willingness to try new things, even if they're a little scary—like hosting meetings virtually, or videotaping...
See how we're growing True Leaders in our 2018-2019 Annual Report.
Young people in 4-H are uniquely prepared to step up
to the challenges of a rapidly changing world.
Through hands-on learning and positive youth-adult partnerships, youth acquire knowledge and develop life skills that enable them to find and focus their energy into their passions while also giving back to the community.
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