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

California 4-H Youth Development Program

COVID-19 update

Updated September 2, 2022

4-H activities can resume in-person, following Basic Safety Standards. Please see our COVID Updates page to view the Basic Safety Standards, effective September 2, 2022. Get information about the COVID-19 vaccine at

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The Campiong Advisory Committee plans the Camping Conference

The State 4-H Advisory Committees play an important role in improving the programs, processes, and opportunities in the University of California 4-H Youth Development Program. Applications for State Advisory Committees are open now until May 31, 2022. Youth are especially encouraged to join and share the youth perspective...

4-H helped me realize I could do anything!

In 2019 I won first place in showmanship, a feat I never believed would happen!

Editor Note: The following essay was submitted by Joseph Rowlands for a 4-H scholarship from the Napa County 4-H Council. ********************************************* 4-H has had a drastic impact on my life. Having been born with cerebral palsy meant that I required many therapies on a weekly basis. I always needed...

Thank You, 4-H Volunteers

The heart of a volunteer is not measured in size, but by the depth of the commitment to make a difference in the lives of others.  DeAnn Hollis

Dear 4-H Volunteer,Last year during National Volunteer Month, you were in the beginning of so many unknowns. Who knew that you would continue to be challenged to help youth thrive for another year? You had to continue to think hard about your capacity to deliver 4-H programming virtually, to meet young people where they...

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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The 4-H Youth Development Program in California is open to young people and adult volunteers from all backgrounds and locations in California. 

See how we're growing True Leaders in our 2019-2020 Annual Report.


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