4-H Community Club Program
History of 4-H
The Birth of 4-H Programs
4-H opened the door for young people to learn leadership skills and revolutionized how youth connected to practical, hands-on learning experiences outside the classroom.
Since 4-H began more than 100 years ago, it has become the nation’s largest youth development organization. The 4-H idea is simple: help young people and their families gain the skills needed to be proactive forces in their communities and develop ideas for a more innovative economy.
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4-H Office Hours
Monday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Call for an appointment
2017-2018 Approved Council Calenar
2017/18 Santa Cruz All-Stars
2016/17 Diamond Clover Award
2016/17 Santa Cruz County All-Star
2015/16 Golden Clover Award
2014/15 Santa Cruz County Allstars
2014/15 Golden Clover Award
2 new clubs!
One will be in Santa Cruz
one will be in Watsonville.
Contact Julie Katawicz at 763-8015 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
4-Her's of the Month
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!
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 non-formal 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.