Welcome to the 4-H Program of El Dorado County
EDC Youth Leadership Retreat
If you are a club officer or a junior/teen leader for your project then this retreat is for you. This event is not mandatory but highly recommended.
Please fill out the registration, the medical release, and the code of conduct forms and turn all into the 4-H office. Address on registration form or fax to 888-764-9669. Due date is 5pm on Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019.
If you have questions please email Denise Veffredo, 4-H Program Representative at firstname.lastname@example.org
Who We Are
4-H’ers across the nation are responding to challenges every day in their communities and their world.
With an expansive network reaching every corner of the country, 4-H is the nation’s largest youth development organization. More than 6 million 4-H youth in urban neighborhoods, suburban schoolyards and rural farming communities stand out among their peers: building revolutionary opportunities and implementing community-wide change at an early age.
As the youth development program of the nation’s 109 land-grant universities and the Cooperative Extension System, 4-H fosters an innovative, “learn by doing” approach with proven results. The 4-H Study of Positive Youth Development, a longitudinal study conducted by the Institute for Applied Research in Youth Development at Tufts University, shows youth engaged with 4-H are:
- Nearly two times more likely to get better grades in school;
- Nearly two times more likely to plan to go to college;
- 41 percent less likely to engage in risky behaviors; and
- 25 percent more likely to positively contribute to their families and communities.
Unparalleled Reach and Scope
With 540,000 volunteers, 3,500 professionals, and more than 60 million alumni, the 4-H movement supports young people from elementary school through high school with programs designed to shape future leaders and innovators. Fueled by research-driven programming, 4-H'ers engage in hands-on learning activities in the areas of science, citizenship and healthy living.
Leading by Example
The caring support of adult volunteers and mentors inspires young people in 4-H to work collaboratively, take the lead on their own projects and set and achieve goals with confidence. 4-H’ers chart their own course, explore important issues and define their place in the world. 4-H’ers stand up for themselves and their communities.
These pivotal experiences build a foundation of leadership and skills for success in their future careers. (National 4H website)
Enrollment begins now and ends October 15th! Explore this site to learn more! Or call the local 4H office 530-621-5503 to be connected to local volunteers to become more informed.
Quality Assurance Training for all 4-H fair animal exhibitors:
If you miss this class then you can take it online at www.yqca.org for a $12 per person fee for that course. Any questions please contact your project leader.
El Dorado 4-H Office
Address: 311 Fair Lane,
Placerville, CA 95667
Vera M. Bullard
4-H Program Representative
Enrollment, Club Management & Countywide Projects
4-H Program Representative
Livestock, Countywide/Special Events, Newsletter & Record Books