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  • Raise Up Your Hands
    Raise Up Your Hands

    "Raise Your Hand" and pay it forward to the next generation of 4-H'ers!

    March 1 - June 30

    Join the California 4-H Alumni & Friends Network and help California win $20,000! This spring, California 4-H is asking alumni & friends to raise their hands!

    We believe that every child deserves the chance to succeed. If you're a 4-H alumni or friend, or know someone who is, we're asking for your help in spreading the word. Together we can help 4-H provide the hands-on learning that empowers kids across America with the skills to handle what life throws at them.

    1. RaiseYour Hand: Go to 4-H.org/Raise-Your-Hand to show your pride as a 4-H alumni & friend.
    2. Compete for California: Raisingyour hand is a vote towards a $20,000, $10,000, or $5,000 award for the states with the most alumni hands raised. 

    (If California wins, prize money will support mini grants to counties to launch or support "Teens as Teachers" program.)

    1. Pay it forward: Tweet, post, and shareyour #4HGrown experience or support and tag fellow alumni asking them to raise their hands for their state at: 4-H.org/Raise-Your-Hand

    Thank you for helping kids learn responsibility, compassion, respect, and the value of hard work by supporting 4-H. Together we can grow the next generation of true leaders!

    Mary Ciricillo | Director, Annual Giving

    California 4-H Foundation

    mciricillo@ucanr.edu


  • CA 4-H Friends for Love
    CA 4-H Friends for Love

    The Santa Cruz County, Felton 4-H Club Revolution of Responsibility project taught kids the value of knowing their community, caring about people, finding ways to fund projects to help others in need. 4-H is the youth program of the University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources.


  • Head, Heart, Hands and Health
    Head, Heart, Hands and Health

    Head, Heart, Hands, And Health

    4-H was founded to inspire rural children to teach their parents better farming techniques — these days members do everything from raising chickens to building robots.

    By Kathy Keatley Garvey


  • 4-H Sisters Ready Pigs for Livestock Auctions
    4-H Sisters Ready Pigs for Livestock Auctions

     Every morning Leesha Lopes and her younger sister Angela feed the six pigs they are raising, a pair for each of the three upcoming county fairs. Two have been set aside, as they are being fed an exact amount as they near their target weight for the upcoming Monterey County Fair.


  • Felton 4-H December Community Service
    Felton 4-H December Community Service

    Felton 4-H December Community Service

    By  Michaela Crill, Reporter

     December is always a big month for Felton 4-H's community service.


  • LCORT 2012–Another Great Adventure
    LCORT 2012–Another Great Adventure

    LCORT 2012–Another Great Adventure

    Reported by Linzy Suruki, Corralitos 4-H

    LCORT stands for Leadership Conference of Regional Teens.  LCORT is a three day conference for kids to learn leadership skills.  LCORT was held at Wonder Valley Ranch near Fresno and was held on January 27-29, 2012.


  • Camp Loma 2012
    Camp Loma 2012

    Camp Loma 2012

    “Where Dreams Come True”

    by Benjamin Lopez, Corralitos 4-H

    Santa Cruz County 4-H held its summer camp On July 27-30. Campers came from all over Santa Cruz County, and a few joined us from San Benito County. It was successful camp year!


  • 4-H Members and Seniors Join Together to Help Children in Need
    4-H Members and Seniors Join Together to Help Children in Need

    Friends for Love, Revolution of Responsibility Project - a Success!


  • 4-Hers Wrap Hospital Patients in Love
    4-Hers Wrap Hospital Patients in Love

    The Felton 4-H club members in Santa Cruz County became inspired to find out if a local hospital needed their support.

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  • Santa Cruz County 4-H teens put citizenship in action
    Santa Cruz County 4-H teens put citizenship in action

    Students who participate in classroom discussions about current issues have a greater interest in politics, improved critical thinking and communication skills, more civic knowledge, and greater interest in discussing public affairs outside of school.

    Santa Cruz County 4-H teens presenting U.S. Congressman Sam Farr with a 4-H tie.