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Three counties win Newhall Family Foundation match

Funding from the Newhall Foundation will subsidize enrollment fees and help UCCE Fresno County launch a Teen Teaching Academy with entrepreneurial high school students from Valley STEM.

Last year, Mary Ciricillo, California 4-H Foundation director, secured a $73,000 gift from the Newhall Family Foundation for 4-H Diversity initiatives, including $36,500 for Santa Barbara, Merced and Fresno counties. In order to receive the $36,500 match, UCCE had to raise funds as well as deliver the program. 

“All three counties did it!” said Lorna Krkich, Development Services director.

4-H in Santa Barbara County used the Newhall Foundation funds outreach to more children in low-income families and Latino youth in Santa Maria Valley.

4-H advisor Russ Hill in Merced County, 4-H community educator Alena Pacheco in Fresno County, and Liliana Vega, 4-H community educator in Santa Barbara County, led the successful fundraising efforts in their respective counties.

“I shared the FY19 fundraising report with the executive director of the Newhall Foundation illustrating how much each county 4-H program garnered in private support since July 1, 2018,”Ciricillo said. “I am happy to share that he was very pleased and impressed by Russ, Alena and Liliana's efforts.”

With support from the Newhall Foundation, 4-H was able to offer fee waivers, leadership conference scholarships and reduced participation fees for Merced County youth.
Posted on Friday, September 27, 2019 at 5:01 PM

Oct. 8 is 4-H Spirit Day

During National 4-H Week 2019, Oct. 8 is 4-H Spirit Day. Nationwide, everyone is encouraged to wear their 4-H shirt, a clover or green to show support for 4-H youth.

UC ANR employees showed their 4-H spirit in 2018.
You can show how UC ANR supports 4-H on 4-H Spirit Day, Tuesday, Oct. 8, by sharing your county or program team's picture on social media and post: “Name of your program/county supports 4-H! #4HSpirit #InspireKidsToDo @ucanr @California4H.”

If you are a California Tractor Supply customer, you can also participate in the 2019 Fall Paper Clover campaign by purchasing paper clovers for $1 or more at checkout Oct. 9–20.

"We are excited to partner with Tractor Supply on this annual fundraising campaign," said Lynn Schmitt-McQuitty 
Statewide 4-H Youth Development Program director. "The paper clover campaign raises approximately $140,000 annually to support California 4-H leadership and camp activities. The funds raised will benefit California 4-H members who wish to attend 4-H camps and leadership conferences across the country." 

Since it began in 2010, the partnership between Tractor Supply and 4-H has generated more than $11 million in essential funding nationwide.

 

 

Posted on Friday, September 27, 2019 at 11:37 AM
Tags: 4-H (5), September 2019 (19)

UC ANR shows its 4-H spirit, raises over $80,000 for youth

From left, Lorna Krkich, Greg Gibbs, Maria Fernandez, Kelly Scott, Emily Delk, Mary Ciricillo and Scott Brayton stopped by Tractor Supply in Dixon to buy 4-H Paper Clovers.

UC ANR's 4-H Youth Development Program raised $80,619 for California youth from its supporters purchasing paper clovers at Tractor Supply for $1 or more Oct. 3–14, finishing second only to Texas in the 2018 Fall Paper Clover campaign during National 4-H Week.

For the first time ever, 4-H nationally raised over $1 million in a single Paper Clover campaign. The $1,032,711 is the highest amount ever raised in the annual fundraising campaign.

Enhancing the Tractor Supply Campaign was National 4-H Spirit Day on Oct. 9, on which everyone nationwide was encouraged to wear a 4-H shirt, a clover or green and post selfies on social media using #InspireKidstoDo or #TrueLeaders to show support for 4-H youth. People throughout the state turned green, including many right here at ANR. 

Katie Pannerella, director of Nutrition, Family and Consumer Sciences Program & Policy, and Zac Salinger, Master Food Preserver coordinator, show their 4-H spirit.

By posting photos of ANR employees demonstrating their 4-H spirit on social media, Suzanne Morikawa, marketing and communications specialist for 4-H and EFNEP, took the opportunity to show the connection between 4-H and other ANR programs.

“We really appreciate our ANR colleagues participating in these fun ways to support our 4-H youth!” said Shannon Horrillo, statewide 4-H Program director.

The Paper Clover campaign contributes to the support of California 4-H leadership and camp activities. The funds raised will benefit California 4-H members who wish to attend 4-H camps and leadership conferences across the country. 

Since it began in 2010, the partnership between Tractor Supply and 4-H has generated more than $11 million in essential funding nationwide.

The Fresno County Board of Supervisors presented a proclamation to the local 4-H staff and youth.

Boards of supervisors in Sonoma, Fresno, Marin, Glenn, San Luis Obispo, Mariposa, Santa Barbara, Kern, San Diego, Napa and Imperial counties presented their local 4-H members with resolutions or proclamations for National 4-H Week.

Posted on Monday, October 29, 2018 at 2:58 PM
Tags: 4-H (5), October 2018 (20)
Focus Area Tags: 4-H

Wear green on Oct. 9 for 4-H Spirit Day

During National 4-H Week 2018, Tuesday, Oct. 9 is 4-H Spirit Day. Nationwide, everyone is encouraged to wear their 4-H shirt, a clover or green to show support for 4-H.

Please post selfies wearing your 4-H clover, shirt or green on social media using #InspireKidstoDo or #TrueLeaders, the hashtags for National 4-H Week 2018.

 
Posted on Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 4:46 PM
Tags: 4-H (5), September 2018 (14)

Congressman helps Merced 4-H promote science

U.S. Congressman Dennis Cardoza joined Merced County 4-H members to conduct the 4-H National Science Experiment during the annual “Lights on Afterschool” event Oct. 16 in Merced.

The event was part of a national 4-H effort to promote the importance of science education. At the invitation of Richard Mahacek, UC Cooperative Extension 4-H advisor in Stanislaus County, Cardoza and the youth examined the properties of water-absorbing polymers or hydrogels, which can be used for agriculture, erosion control, soil management and environmental clean-ups.

Steve Nation particiapated and took photos.

Cardoza and 4-H'ers experiment with polymers
Cardoza and 4-H'ers experiment with polymers

Posted on Friday, November 7, 2008 at 10:29 AM
Tags: 4-H (5)
 
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