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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 110 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.
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.
4-H Office Staff & Hours
4-H Program Representative
Monday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Call for an appointment