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

Welcome to 4-H Youth Development

Featured Upcoming Event

Awards Night

Awards Night Flyer


Date: August 24, 2017  7:00 pm

Location: Cabral Ag Center (2101 E. Earhart Ave. Stockton, CA 95026)

Eligibility: Everyone is welcome!

Registration: None!


Download and share the Awards Night Flyer! For more information please visit the Awards Night page or contact Ariel Clay at

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. 

4-H Word Scatter

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

  • County Record Book Competition and Interview Results

    Added August 8, 2017
    Record Book cover

    Congratulations to all of our Record Book winners! We had a lot of great books this year, and the awards will be presented on August 24th at Awards Night.   2017 Record Book Competition Results Age Divisions: Junior (9-10), Intermediate (11-13),...

  • Farm Bureau News article about 4-H

    Added August 1, 2017
    Farm Bureau article

    4-H runs deep in many ag families   By Vicki Boyd   4-H RUNS DEEP in the Barragan family of Ripon. Just like her grandmother and mother before her, Zoey Barragan has a 4-H livestock project and began showing animals this...

  • Know an outstanding 4-H volunteer? Nominate them for a Waller Award!

    Added July 19, 2017
    Judy Waller

    Do you know of a 4-H volunteer who has gone above and beyond?  Nominate them for the annual Judy Waller Awards! Judy Waller, the wife of long-time 4-H Advisor, Ben Waller, was a school teacher who also lived a full 4-H life.  Not only did she...

  • 4-H Night at the Ports on Sept. 2nd!

    Added July 12, 2017
    Ports Logo

    Date: September 2, 2017 First Pitch: 7:10 pm Location: Banner Island Ballpark (404 West Fremont Street, Stockton) Cost: $10 per ticket (40% of sales go back to 4-H programs)   Start out the 2017-2018 4-H program year with...

  • County Leadership Positions - applications due August 1st!

    Added July 10, 2017

    Our county 4-H program depends on adult volunteers and active teens to plan and organize our county-level activities; without people like you, we cannot offer all of these great opportunities to our membership!  In the 2017-2018 program year we will...

4-H Secretary

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Michelle Drummond


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


Office Phone: (209) 953-6106

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


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