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Welcome to 4-H!

Head, Heart, Hands, & Health

4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning citizenship, leadership, and life skills. In California, 4-H is a nonformal educational youth development program administered by the University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE). Each county has local Extension staff who administer the program and provide guidance for volunteers who work directly with youth in their communities. 4-H is co-educational and available to all young people ages 5 through 19 regardless of race, creed, religion, color, national origin, or mental or physical handicaps.

We're proud that San Luis Obispo County has one of the largest 4-H programs in the state of California. Our 300 adult volunteers work together with over 1400 youth to help them reach their fullest potential, while strengthening the community as a whole. We have 20 separate 4-H clubs each of which operates under the direction of a Community Club Leader (CCL), Project Leader and a team of 4-H officers. In Addition, we have several community partners in San Luis Obispo that include local libraries, non-profits, and schools. 

For more information about our program and how to sign up, download our  SLO County New 4-H Member Guide .

4-H Pledge

I pledge my Head to clearer thinking,

My Heart to greater loyalty,

My Hands to larger service,

and my Health for better living,

for my club, my community, my country, and my world.  


4-H Motto: To make the best better!