What is WRLF?
The Western Region Leaders ’ Forum (WRLF) is a leadership conference for volunteers, staff and teens of the 4-H Western Region. The 13 states in the regions include Alaska, Alberta (Canada), Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Montana, Oregon, Utah, and Washington. Our annual is an event that brings people together for education, inspiration and camaraderie. With guest speakers, skill-building workshops, entertainment and cultural activities, youth and adult volunteers share their knowledge and skills to foster the 4-H Program.
What is 4-H?
The 4-H Youth Development Program is the nation’s largest positive youth development and youth mentoring organization, empowering six million young people in the United States. 4-H is the youth development program of our nation’s Cooperative Extension System and USDA. In partnership with 110 universities, 4-H life changing programs are research-based and available to youth through 4-H community clubs, camps, military partnerships, afterschool and school enrichment programs in every county.
Did You Know?
4-H Youth are:
- 2 times more likely to report healthier living
- 9 times more likely to get better grades in school
- 4 times more likely to actively contribute to their communities
- Girls in 4-H are 2 times more likely to plan to pursue science careers
The 4-H Youth Development Program (4-H YDP) is a statewide program of the University of California's Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources.