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

Youth Member Resources

Choose Your Project

As a 4-H member, you can choose the types of projects you would like to do in your club and county. See the kinds of projects that are offered in 4-H. Each club offers different projects.

The power of your voice

In 4-H, we believe in the power of youth. Youth have an important leadership role in helping to shape the experiences of everyone in 4-H.

  • Club Officers- 4-H clubs elect youth members to lead the club activities and meetings
  • Planning Committees for statewide events and contests such as State Field Day, State Horse Classic and State Leadership Conference
  • State Advisory Committees- work on ways to improve the 4-H program in California
  • Ambassadors- represent 4-H in your county and as a state

Learn more about Leadership opportunities.

Recognition for your accomplishments

4-H members gain skills for life! Show your progress and achievements by earning pins and certificates for different milestones. The Achievement Program and the Record Book are optional opportunities to expand on your learning.

The Achievement Program gives you incentive to try new things, find your spark, and grow your skills so you can use your spark to make a difference in your community.

The Record Book gives you the opportunity to practice and grow your skills in record keeping and goal management.

Your 4-H Resume is a good way to draft a personal resume of your accomplishments in 4-H that can also apply to jobs.

California 4-H has statewide awards such as the Golden Clover and Diamond Clover Awards. National 4-H has the Youth in Action Award, which recognizes outstanding 4-H'ers making a difference in their communities.


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