4-H Community Club Program
Paper Clover Fund Raiser
4-H OF SANTA CRUZ COUNTY LAUNCHES PAPER CLOVER FUNDRAISER TO SUPPORT YOUTH PROGRAMS
Participating Local Businesses to Accept Tax Deductible Donations April 5 to 19
SANTA CRUZ, CA; – March 19, 2014 – Today, Santa Cruz County 4-H announces its Paper Clover Fundraiser supporting youth programs in the community. Fundraising efforts kick off on Saturday, April 12, from 11am to 2pm at Scarborough Ace Hardware in King’s Village, Scotts Valley, with an event allowing members of the community to meet 4-H participants and learn about some of the cool projects and programs they participate in. On Saturday, April 5, from 11am to 2pm there will be a preview event at General Feed and Seed in Santa Cruz.
From April 12 to April 19 participating local businesses will accept donations of any amount right at the register, with all proceed benefitting local 4-H programs. Look for posters at the participating business locations. Scarborough Building Supply in Boulder Creek, Scarborough Home Center in Ben Lomond Scarborough Lumber in Scotts Valley, Scarborough Ace Hardware in King’s Village Scotts Valley, Mountain Feed in Boulder Creek, Felton Feed, Scotts Valley Feed, West Side Farm and Feed and General Feed and Seed in Santa Cruz, Hansen’s Feed and Corralitos Feed in Corralitos, are all generously participating. When most people hear 4-H they think about livestock. But 4-H is actually a sophisticated youth development program with learning projects ranging from mountain biking and underwater robotics to sewing and folk guitar in addition to agricultural projects like gardening or raising dairy goats. Santa Cruz County 4-H helps youth aged 5 through 19 develop skills, confidence, citizenship and leadership in a gender and age inclusive environment.
About 4-H of Santa Cruz County
4-H is an all-volunteer led program that serves hundreds of youth on a shoestring budget. There are currently 4-H clubs in Boulder Creek, Felton, Scotts Valley, Soquel and Corralitos with one soon opening in Live Oak. For questions about 4-H, please contact Stephanie Fontana, 4-H Program Representative at 831-763-8015 or firstname.lastname@example.org...
4-H is a non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible. If you can’t make it in to one of the participating businesses but would like to support 4-H, you can mail donations to the Santa Cruz County 4-H office at 1432 Freedom Boulevard Watsonville, CA 95076-2796. Make checks out to Santa Cruz County 4-H.
A Revolution of Responsibility
for the next 100 Years
The California 4-H centennial marks our 100 years as an innovative, research-based youth development program. The centennial offers us the opportunity to celebrate our past and create our future. For 100 years, 4-H youth have brought information and innovation solutions to their families and communities that has served to strengthen agricultural technology and that tradition continues today.
For the next 100 years, 4-H youth will be the ones to solve our most complex societal challenges-such as obesity, poverty, depletion of natural resources, climate change, unemployment and food insecurity. 4-H youth will be the leaders for change-this is our Revolution of Responsibility!
2013 -2014 Approved Council Calenar
4-H In The Community
4-H Community Club Program
Whether youth participate in clubs, after school programs, day camps, or in other program settings, the 4-H Youth Development Program's mission and
goals remain the same... to help youth develop to their full potential! 4-H Youth Development is a nonformal educational youth program, conducted
by the University of California Cooperative Extension.
The purpose of 4-H Youth Development is to help diverse young people discover and develop their potential and grow into competent, contributing, and caring citizens. Learn by doing activities, youth-adult partnerships, and research-based educational programs help young people enhance their leadership abilities and develop a wide range of other life skills.
WHY: leadership/citizenship development; life skills education; strengthening youth-families-communities; advancing the field of youth development
HOW: experiential education ("learn by doing"); bridging research and practice; building partnerships for programming and funding; cross-age learning and teaching; youth-adult partnerships
WHERE: school enrichment programs; community clubs; special interest projects and programs; school-aged child care; camp experiences; independent study; distance learning.
The 4-H Emblem is a green four leaf clover with a white "H" on each leaf. The emblem symbolizes the desired skills and abilities youth will learn through their participation in 4-H activities.
Head - Problem solving: ability to sort out complex problems.
Heart - Emotional development: developing good attitudes toward work and learning, developing acceptance and appreciation of other people.
Hands - Skills development: ability to do skill by doing and habit of doing.
Health - Physical development: understanding and appreciating a growing and changing body.
Stephanie Fontana's Hours
Out Monday Dec. 9 for Vacation
4-H Office Closed Dec. 19-Jan 3 for a Winter Break. Office will reopen for regular hours Jan. 6, 2014