4-H Youth Development
What is 4-H?
The purpose of the 4-H Youth Development Program is to help young people discover and develop their potential and grow into competent, contributing, and caring citizens. Learn by doing activities, youth-adult partnerships, and research-based educational programs help young people enhance their leadership abilities and develop a wide range of other life skills.
In 4-H there is something for everyone. In Sacramento County we have 18 Community Clubs providing more than 50 different projects. We also have active camp and after school science programs. For a description of some of our programs, please check out the following links.
- Club Program
- Volunteer Opportunities
- Youth Development
- Youth Experiences in Science
- On The Wild Side Program
You can request more information through our online information request.
If you are interested in helping as a volunteer, please check out the "Volunteer" link in our top menu bar!!
My Head to clearer thinking,
My Heart to greater loyalty,
My Hands to larger service,
And my Health to better living,
For my club, my community, my country, and my world!
To join 4-H follow this link: I Want to Join 4-H
Sacramento County 4-H FAQ
Sacramento County 4-H FAQ
Click here for the Annual Report Sacramento County 4-H Leaders' Council 2006 Annual Report
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