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

Request a Workshop or Borrow Materials

Youth Development Staff

Photo of Lynn Schmitt-McQuitty
Lynn Schmitt-McQuitty
Title: Assistant Vice Provost: Cooperative Extension, Director of Cooperative Extension: San Benito County & Science Literacy Youth Development Advisor: San Benito, Santa Cruz, and Monterey Counties
Specialty: Youth Science Literacy
Cooperative Extension San Benito County
3228 Southside Road
Hollister, CA 95023
Phone: 831-637-5346 x 12
Fax: (831) 637-7111