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How can we join 4-H?  


Youth Members    Adult Volunteers

What do members learn?
The primary goal of 4-H is to help youth succeed and reach their fullest potential in life. Young people in 4-H are uniquely prepared to step up to the challenges of a rapidly changing world. 4-H members choose among hundreds of hands-on projects with focuses on science, engineering, and technology; agriculture and natural resources; animal science education; nutrition and healthy living; citizenship and service-learning; and leadership and public speaking. Through experiential learning and leading together with adult mentors, youth focus their energy into their passions while also giving back to the community.

Members have the option of learning specific skills. These are offered as projects. Projects are offered by each club, and are led by volunteer adults and parents. Project meetings take place in addition to the monthly Community Club meeting, and are set by the volunteer leader of each project.  Projects are required to meet for at least six hours over the course of the year.

Who can participate?
Youth who are the ages of 5-19 (as of December 31 of the calendar year) are eligible to participate in 4-H.  Please note: youth aged 5-8 years old are eligible to participate in Creative Arts & Sciences projects as well as Small Animal projects, but are not allowed to show in any project competition, including showmanship.

In addition, adult volunteers are an integral part of 4-H.  Adults are vital in helping youth get the most out of 4-H by leading projects, encouraging children to try new things, and helping out at events.

How much does it cost?
2023-2024 enrollment fees will be $80.00 per youth and $30.00 per adult volunteer.  All fees are non-refundable.  Some projects may have additional expenses, such as purchasing bedding and feed for animals, or purchasing fabric for Sewing. 

Partial or full scholarships are available.  Please complete the attached Fee Waiver Form and email to yolo4h@ucanr.edu.

Program fees have increased over the past two years due to continued reductions in state and federal funds to UC Agriculture & Natural Resources (UCCE) that support our 4-H program. We are working hard to limit fee raises.

What is the uniform?
A 4-H uniform is available, but is not required for participation.  Dress Code

What is the time commitment?
The 4-H club year follows the academic school year.  Members join Community Clubs, which meet once a month to discuss their project work in a variety of subjects. 

What Community Club should I join?
Location is the primary factor in choosing which Community Club to join. A list of current Community Clubs can be found HERE.

What is the 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

What else do I need to know?
Here are a few other resources to provide you with more information about the program. 
Welcome to 4-H Brochure
The 4-H Experience Brochure

For more information about 4-H, please complete the online Yolo County 4-H Information Inquiry or contact the 4-H Office at 530-666-8703.

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