SLO county is home to 29 community clubs that provide youth with a number of learning projects. These include photography, livestock, STEM, Cooking, Shooting Sports, and many others.
Organized in local communities and are open to all youth and families. They provide opportunities for youth to learn valuable skills with lifelong benefits and contribute to their communities through “hands-on”4-H Project Proficiencies guided by appointed 4-H adult volunteers. 4-H community clubs are a safe place where youth can learn record keeping, practice decision making and participate in diverse educational activities related to club projects and governance.
4-H In School Programming
4-H can partner with your local school and provide hands on learning experiences. We can also train staff in a variety of activities.
"School enrichment programs allow youth to receive 4-H Youth Development Program curricula or other educational materials in a group or classroom during school hours. 4-H also provides training for teachers in a variety of topics, ranging from positive youth development to effective learning models and methods to specific curriculum." - CA 4-H
After School Clubs
Organized in afterschool settings or existing programs that serve youth in a specific school, program or setting and are administered by U.C. Cooperative Extension staff as part of our 4-H Outreach. They provide opportunities for youth to learn valuable skills with lifelong benefits and contribute to their communities through “hands-on” project-based learning. 4-H afterschool clubs are a safe place led by caring adult volunteers.
During these uncertain times we have been providing virtual camps that involve computer coding, and naturalist education.
We look forward to providing more virtual education and technological resources to youth in and outside our county.