4-H Community Club Program
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!
2016 -2017 Approved Council Calenar
4-H In The Community
"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.
- RaiseYour Hand: Go to 4-H.org/Raise-Your-Hand to show your pride as a 4-H alumni & friend.
- 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.)
- 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
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.
Julie Katawicz Hours
4-H office hours:
Monday and Tuesday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.
*Please call for an appointment.
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2015/16 Golden Clover Award
2014/15 Santa Cruz County Allstars
2014/15 Golden Clover Award