4-H & Families

In 4-H we believe in the power of youth. We know that every young person is unique, has strengths and real potential to improve our world. 4-H grows here.

Over the last 100 years, the UC ANR 4-H Youth Development Program has empowered California youth with the skills to lead for a lifetime. Youth develop their own pathways in 4-H. They can choose projects in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics), healthy living, civic engagement and leadership.

We believe in the power of young people

4-H is the largest youth development program in the United States. Using research-based youth development practices, 4-H engages youth and adult volunteers in youth-adult partnerships, resulting in increased learning and leadership development. Young people participate in 4-H through community clubs, in-school and after-school clubs and programs, 4-H military clubs and 4-H camps.

There are hands-on, learn-by-doing opportunities for everyone.

Inspiring kids

We are committed to developing, delivering and evaluating program models that are culturally responsive to serve all Californians. The 4-H program is open to young people and adult volunteers from all backgrounds, beliefs and locations in California.

Learn, participate and volunteer:

Find a 4-H club near you

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Featured Publications

Introduction to Poultry For Youth-Ages 5 t...
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Rabbits - From the Animal's Point of View...
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4-H Leadership Development Project
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4-H Robotics Project
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