San Joaquin County 4-H
University of California
San Joaquin County 4-H

Welcome to 4-H Youth Development

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Asparagus Recipe Contest

 

Date: April 22, 2018

Location: San Joaquin Asparagus Festival (1658 South Airport Way, Stockton)

Registration Deadline: April 9, 2018

 

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The contest is open to all ages and non-4H members.  Any recipe that uses fresh, frozen, or canned asparagus are eligible!

For more information, please download the 2018 Asaragus Recipe Contest brochure or visit the Asparagus Festival page on this website.

Our Mission

The University of California 4-H Youth Development Program engages youth in reaching their fullest potential while advancing the field of youth development. 

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Head, Heart, Hands, Health.  Growing Youth who Thrive.

4-H helps young people to reach their full potential as competent, confident, leaders of character who contribute and are connected to their communities.  4-H serves youth throughout California in urban, suburban and rural communities.

In 4-H, youth design and participate in their own programs and activities. This unique learn-by-doing model teaches essential skills that youth will use  throughout their lives, such as identifying sparks, desiring knowledge, setting goals, self-reflection, adapting to new situations, communicating, and responding to the needs of others.

Whether youth are building rockets, raising companion dogs, or planting vegetables, 4-H gives young people the skills they need to thrive and succeed throughout their lives.

Core Values

The University of California 4-H Youth Development Program provides a wide variety of enrichment activities with the ultimate goal of giving youth the skills they need to thrive and succeed throughout their lives. The focus of all 4-H programs is positive youth development through activities in science literacy, healthy living, and citizenship.  All 4-H programs are accessible and open to all youth.  For more information about 4-H Core Values, visit Chapter 1: Mission and Direction in the 4-H Youth Development Program.

Read more about the California 4-H Mission and Direction (2003).

4-H Blog Feed

  • State Record Book Competition - Congrats to Emily Stenzler & Elisabeth Watkins!

    Added April 6, 2018
    Record Books

    The State Record Book competition is focused on selecting senior (ages 14-19) 4-H members who have demonstrated a well-rounded 4-H experience. Books are judged against standard criteria.  Those books recording the most outstanding 4-H work, goal...

  • Raise Your Hand and help California 4-H win $20,000!

    Added April 1, 2018
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    4-H gives youth the opportunity to learn by doing, grow from failure and develop the skills they need to handle what life throws their way. Starting today, we're asking you, friends of 4-H, to Raise Your Hand to support 4-H'ers in CALIFORNIA. Each hand...

  • Learn Computer Science Directly from Google!

    Added March 19, 2018
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    You don't want to miss how to learn to implement a 4-H/Google Computer Science Pathway Program in your 4-H program!   Saturday, April 7th, 2018, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm   Training will be held @Googleplex, Mountain View, CA   Register...

  • Get a copy of your Jefferson 4-H Cookbook!

    Added March 9, 2018
    Jefferson 4-H Cookbook

    Looking for some new ideas for the kitchen?  Check out the Jefferson 4-H Cookbook!  All of the TWO HUNDRED recipes in the book are from Jefferson 4-H members and their families.  The cookbook costs $15.00.  For more information,...

  • Support 4-H by purchasing a paper clover at JoAnn Fabrics

    Added March 7, 2018
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    During the months of February and March, millions of JOANN customers, 4-H members and supporters will have a chance to share their hearts and show their love by equipping local Clubs with resources to reach more kids in need.    Here's how:...

4-H Secretary

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Michelle Drummond

General inquiries, administrative support, enrollment coordinator

E-mail: madrummond@ucanr.edu

Office Phone: (209) 953-6106

Mailing Address: UCCE - San Joaquin County, 4-H YDP, 2101 E. Earhart Ave., Suite #200, Stockton, CA 95206-3949

4-H Program Representative

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Ariel Clay

Member and volunteer support and development, countywide projects and activities

E-mail: amclay@ucanr.edu 

Office Phone: (209) 953-6106

Mailing Address: UCCE - San Joaquin County, 4-H YDP, 2101 E. Earhart Ave., Suite #200, Stockton, CA  95206-3949

4-H Youth Development Advisor

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Emma Fete, PhD

Program development, needs assessments, youth development research

E-mail: emfete@ucanr.edu

Office Phone: (209) 953-6106

Mailing Address: UCCE - San Joaquin County, 4-H YDP, 2101 E. Earhart Ave., Suite #200, Stockton, CA  95206-3949

Webmaster Email: madrummond@ucanr.edu