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

4-H Alumni lead UC ANR

The 4-H program and Cooperative Extension in all states are supported through the state's land grant university. The University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) supports us here in California. We are unique in having two 4-H Alumni leaders

They share their 4-H stories and the influence it has had on their lives.

Latest posts on the California 4-H Grown blog

Empowering Youth Voices: My Journey Facilitating the National Academy's Out-of-School Time Setting Meeting in D.C.

Eve standing outside the Keck Center of the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

During the first week of February, I flew a total of 10 hours to the Nation's capital, Washington D.C., to facilitate a meeting hosted by the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.  The meeting was a public information gathering session for the Committee on Out of School Time Settings. The...

2024 DG Colt Challenge Update

Join us at Mustang Camp!

Hello All,

I just wanted to give a little update on the 2024 DG Colt Challenge. This is our fifth year completing this program. There are 19 youth from 14 counties in California and Southern Oregon. This year's challenge is open to new 2024 trainers and all returning trainers and horses from the past five...

Preparing 4-H Volunteer Educators as Project Leaders

Flyer for Project Leader Workshop Series

Guidebook and workshop series helps 4-H project leaders learn about their roles, responsibilities, lesson planning, making learning engaging, and working with youth leaders. California 4-H relies on and recognizes adult 4-H volunteer educators who bring knowledge, experience, and passion to work with youth. Adult 4-H...

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. 


COVID-19 update

Updated June 7, 2023

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

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