What is the Emerald Star?
The Emerald Star is an award given to a 4-H member for planning and implementing an advanced leadership activity from beginning to end. Emerald Star is separate from the state star rank system; it provides members the opportunity to enter the star rank system without having to earn the Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum Stars. Each Emerald Star application is evaluated for feasibility, practicality and its value to the Ventura County 4-H Youth Development Program and the community.
- Strengthen life skills through project work in 4-H beyond the club level or within the greater community
- Improve, create, and be involved in a leadership opportunity without requiring a previous star rank
- Help grow and improve 4-H’ers in areas of organization, leadership, and planning a project from beginning to end
Members who have been in 4-H for at least two years, are at least 13years old as of Dec. 31st of the current program year, and have not previously completed an Emerald Star project.
Past Emerald Star Projects