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Countywide Projects

Active 4-H members can sign up to join countywide projects. You will need to contact the project leader(s) for more details on meeting requirements, location and times. 

Note: The project will be listed under the sponsoring 4-H Club in the ZSuite enrollment system. To add the countywide project, add the sponsored club in the club participation and then add the project.

Here are the 2023-2024 Countywide projects. 


Project: Service Learning: Community Service

Project Alias: 4-H Million Trees

Sponsored: Pacifica 4-H Club

Adult Leader: Tom Webber, 4hmilliontrees@gmail.com

Youth Leader: Open

Open to: All ages

Meeting Location: varies

Dates/Times: Contact Tom


Description: 4-H’ers learn about the climate crisis and conservation as they have fun planting trees. This project is open to all San Mateo County 4-H youth. Since it was founded by a 4-Her in 2007, over 250,000 youth and adults have planted about 30 million trees to slow global climate change. Please join us and do your part!

Project: Cattle: Beef

Sponsored: San Carlos-Eaton Hills 4-H Club
Adult Leaders: Becca Wihl, beccavwihl@gmail.com, Anthony Riccardi, ariccardi159@gmail.com, Makayla Arvin, makaylaarvin10@gmail.com

Open to: 9 years and older

Meeting Location: Crystal Springs Farm

Dates/Times: TBD


Description: Learn about beef cattle and their care and management. Members may raise animals for meat or for breeding. Ownership is preferred. Opportunities are available for non-owners.

Project: Arts & Crafts: Drawing

Project Alias: Character Drawing
Sponsored: Pacifica 4-H Club
Adult Leader:
Jesse Lindow, jdlindow@hotmail.com, Laura Lindow, lauraclarklindow@mac.com
Open to: 9 yrs old and up
Meeting Location:  

Dates/Times:  TBD 


Description: We’ll practice the basics of proportions, sketches, shading, movements, and poses with simple drawing exercises, and then unlock your own character ideas. Sketch cool poses! Master facial expressions! Add clothes, companions, and color for extra style and contrast! We’ll work with whatever materials you have at home – from crayons and markers to even iPads and digital art. Starts in January.

Project: Community Pride, Community Service

Project Alias: Pen Pride


Adult Leader:

Youth Leader: Open

Open to: 9 yrs old and up

Meeting Location:

Dates/Times: TBD

Description: Pen Pride has been a tradition at the San Mateo County Fair for over 30 years. This is an educational fundraiser for the 4-H County Council. Youth learn how to raise and care for large animals which includes feeding, pen cleaning and exercising. A set schedule will be arranged for all participants.

Project: Dog

Sponsored: Cañada-Redwood City 4-H Club

Adult Leader: Brad Cassetta, bcassetta@aol.com

Youth Leader: Open

Open to: 9 yrs old and up

Required: Dog(s)

Meeting Location: TBD

Time: TBD

Dates: TBD

Description: Join us in the Dog Project. We will be teaching the skills necessary to compete in the fair: heeling, stays, sits, downs, recalls, Rally stations, Showmanship and Tunnel and weaves. We will learn about different breeds, how to groom a dog, etc. 4-H’er must commit to training dogs at least 10 minutes a day 5 days a week. Training dogs is fun and requires a lot of repetition and time to refine skills and teamwork. Limited to eight 4-Hers and their dogs.

Project: Drone Exploration

Sponsored: San Mateo Park 4-H Club

Adult Leaders: 

Open to: 11 yrs old and up (max 16)

Meeting Location:  TBD
Dates/Times:  TBD


Description: Join this project to learn about the mechanics, principles of flight, rules, and regulation of drones, and fly one. There will be 4 project meetings. The first meeting will provide background on drones. At the second, the youth will build a simple drone and fly it. At the third, they will learn about the specific drone model they will fly in.

Project: Shooting Sports-Archery
Sponsored: Cañada/Redwood City 4-H Club
Adult Leader: Emmy Johnson,  emma.johnson711@gmail.com 

and Brad Cassetta, bcassetta@aol.com

Open to: 9 years old and up; space limited
Meeting Location: UC Elkus Ranch, Half Moon Bay
Dates/Times:   TBD


Description: If you like to be outdoors, this is an opportunity for youth to be outside and learn how to safely operate and maintain archery equipment. Youth will practice shooting at targets and will have the opportunity to enter in shooting competitions. This project is designed for both beginners and advanced archers.

Project: Remote Control (RC) Cars

Sponsored: Cañada/Redwood City 4-H Club
Adult Leader:  Brad Cassetta, bcassetta@aol.com

Open to: 9 years old
Meeting Location:TBD

Dates/Times:  TBD

Description:  Join this project to learn how a car works and drive remote control cars.  Youth will also build an RC car as a group.


Project: Horses

Sponsored: Belmont 4-H Club
Adult Leader:  

Open to: 9 years old and up
Meeting Location:TBD

Dates/Times:  TBD