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

Mission Possible: 2024 Camping Conference

2024 California 4-H Camp Conference

Your mission, if you so choose to accept it, is Anything is Possible! Do you want to take your camp experience to the next level? Are you a camp staff, leader, or director looking to refresh your camp program? The 2024 California Camping Conference offers the latest and greatest insight into the ideal camping experience!...

Journey to Victory at the 4-H FCS National Championship

Lily with her ribbon and jewelry box award for Overall Champion of National Fashion Revue

I'm Lily Q from Contra Costa County and I was declared the Overall Champion of the National Fashion Revue Constructed Category at the 4-H Family & Consumer Science (FCS) National Championship 2024 in San Antonio, Texas. I have a passion for sewing and fashion. I have been learning how to sew since I was 8 years old....

Growth, Learning, and Victory: California 4-H Excels at NJHA 2023

Karenna, Allura, Andrew and Richard show off their medals with coach Michael Rethwisch. Photo credit: Julia Logan

Our California 4-H Horticulture Team headed to Kalamazoo, Michigan on October 6th to participate in the 2023 National Junior Horticultural Association (NJHA) annual convention. The event included teams from all over the country. Each state brings a state display which highlights agricultural products from their home state....

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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