4-H is the largest youth development program in the nation.
All 4-H youth (ages 5-19) must enroll annually (July 1 through June 30). Enrollment is conducted by the 4-H Club and County 4-H Office. Please contact your club leader for more information about meeting dates and times. Projects offered vary by club from year to year based upon adult volunteer availability. Enrollment for the 2017-2018 4-H Youth Development Program in Tulare County will be conducted using the 4hOnline enrollment system https://ca.4honline.com. 4hOnline is a web-based system used to enroll youth and accept applications for adults in the California 4-H Youth Development Program.
Primary Members (also called Cloverbuds or Mini-members) – Must be 5 years old by December 31 of the program year. Primary members cannot enroll in large animal projects. Youth enrolling or turning nine after December 31 must participate as a Primary Member until the end of the program year (June 30).
4-H Members – Must be 9 years old by December 31 of the program year and may continue in the program until the end of the calendar year (December 31) in which they become 19 years of age.
Adult volunteers are a valued and essential part of the California 4-H Youth Development Program (4-H YDP), and have a profound impact on the life trajectory of 4-H members. Serving as a 4-H adult volunteer is a privilege and at the invitation of the University of California. Volunteer participation is supervised by the county 4-H YDP staff and county director. Adult volunteer participation that is outside of the authority of a single county director, or state level is supervised by the Statewide 4-H Director. Adult volunteer appointments are made annually, after reviewing program needs, as well as quality of service and past performance of the volunteer. An individual must be at least eighteen (18) years or older to become an adult volunteer. A 4-H member cannot simultaneously be an adult volunteer. Chaperone duties may be assigned to 4-H adult volunteers upon approval of the 4-H YDP staff. A chaperone is an adult volunteer at least twenty-one (21) years of age.