4-H Youth Development Program
This is 4-H!
4-H is the nation’s largest youth development and empowerment organization, reaching more than 7 million 4-H youth in urban neighborhoods, suburban schoolyards and rural farming communities. Fueled by university-backed curriculum, 4-H youth engage in hands-on learning activities in the areas of science, healthy living, and food security.
4-H in California
Started in 1913, the California 4-H Youth Development Program has continued to grow and now includes 255,468 youth members who are supported by 16,990 caring and enthusiastic adult volunteers. The 4-H program provides participants with an opportunity to develop strong, positive relationships with adults while engaging in meaningful activities. By placing an emphasis on youth-adult partnerships and experiential learning, both members and volunteers can effectively learn, plan and work together to thrive.
In California, 4-H is administered by the University of California’s Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, in partnership with the United States Department of Agriculture and local county governments. The program is delivered through 57 UC Cooperative Extension offices, that employee some 200 advisors and specialists who live and work in the communities they serve.
4-H in Trinity County
The 4-H Youth Development Program is a hands-on learning experience available to all youth ages 5-19 in Trinity County. Members earn valuable life skills while participating in a wide variety of project areas, events, and activities. Youth become engaged as contributing community members by planning and carrying out local service projects. The leadership skills they learn in 4-H help them to become the active citizens of tomorrow.
The 4-H program is an informal educational program that serves approximately 120 young people each year in six Community Clubs located throughout Trinity County. Youth are taught and encouraged in their projects by caring, trained adult volunteers from the community. These youth-adult partnerships are the basis of success in the 4-H program.
The program welcomes your interest and support, as they are valuable to our youth and to our future.