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Youth Development

The 4-H Youth Development Advisor in San Benito, Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties conducts applied research and provides outreach and leadership through the development of educational programs by serving as an educational resource in areas of importance to local communities.

Currently the work of the 4-H Youth Development Advisor is focused on two initiative areas:

1. Science Education: Developing educational programs and conducting applied research for youth in science, technology, environmental stewardship and natural resource education.

Science Education programs, curricula and resources 


2. Professional Development for Positive Youth Development: Serve as an educational resource and conduct applied research by providing local leadership and knowledge of youth development, through collaboration with local youth and community groups. 

Youth Development Education

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Youth Development Staff

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Lynn Schmitt-McQuitty
Title: Statewide 4-H Director
Specialty: Positive Youth Development, Youth Science Literacy, Leadership
California State 4-H Office
2801 Second Street
Agriculture & Natural Resources
Davis, CA 95618-7774
Phone: 530-750-1334
Fax: 5307561148
Email: lschmittmcquitty@ucanr.edu