4-H Community Club Program
Santa Cruz County 4-H
Here are some pictures from the Centennial Open House.
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
Stephanie is in the office Monday and Wednesday 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
*Please call for an appointment.