Jane Chin Young, 4-H Advisor
Staff: Allison Keaney and Vicki Jimenez
The Marin County 4-H Youth Development Program combines the direction of California 4-H statewide initiatives and the needs of the youth of Marin to deliver a program that grows leadership and life skills through club, project, classroom and camp experiences.
What’s your healthy eating IQ?
Marin County 4-H teens provided leadership for the UCCE Marin exhibit of the Healthy Fare project at the Marin County Fair. Activities promoted healthy eating choices, and centered around a healthy eating IQ quiz that was available in both English and Spanish. More than 400 youth and adults participated in these teen led activities during the 2013 Marin County Fair and its theme “Schools Rules.” The quiz is also available to the public online.
Expanding 4-H and Youth Development in the clubs and in the classroom
Marin’s 4-H Club program has been a long-standing component of our youth development program. This year we expanded the number of clubs from 9 to 12 including the Tamalpais and Pacheco Valley 4-H clubs.
- Embryology – A multi-week classroom activity in life science and life cycles
- National Youth Science Day – Offered the first Wednesday in October with youth around the country participating in a common science experiment
- Trees 4 You and Me – This is a 1-2 hour workshop for 5th and 6th graders exploring the importance of trees in the environment.