4-H Youth Development
Explore, Discover, Engage!
2017 Capitol Corridor 4-H Leadership Summit
Join your fellow 4-H Leaders, parents and staff in a day of exploration, discovery and engagement at the 2017 Capitol Corridor 4-H Leadership Summit on Saturday, September 23.
Both experienced volunteers and newcomer parents will find useful sessions at this day-long event. Need ideas for building a successful project or energizing your club meetings? Are you a newer parent and puzzled about 4-H opportunities, lingo and practices? Curious about how to build an online presence, grow your group, or work more successfully with teen leaders? Whether you have ideas to contribute or questions for which you seek answers, join our resident experts in discussion and activities that will build understanding and inspire. Click here Workshop Descriptions to see all of the session descriptions.
Our lunchtime keynote, Becky Lunders of teamWorks, will get us thinking about developing engagement in our 4-H parents, volunteers and youth. Becky’s work with volunteer leaders is impressive, and her insights and passion deep.
Encourage your 4-H friends—leaders and parents—to join you and register for a full or half day.
What: 2017 Capitol Corridor 4-H Leadership Summit: Explore, Discover, Engage!
When: Saturday, September 23, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm
Where: California State 4-H Office, 2801 2nd St., Davis, CA 95618
Cost: $11 per person (covers refreshments and lunch)
Registration Deadline: Monday, September 18
Sacramento County 4-H Program Representative, Jennifer Henkens: firstname.lastname@example.org
Solano County 4-H Program Representative, Valerie Williams: email@example.com
Yolo County 4-H Program Representative, Delynda Eldridge: firstname.lastname@example.org
4-H Youth Development Program
The 4-H Youth Development Program is a non profit youth educational program administered through the UC Cooperative Extension. In 4-H, kids learn, have FUN, and run the show! 4-H is an international organization for youth that promotes hands-on learning, for ages 5-19, from all ethnic, racial, and socio-economic backgrounds who live in rural, suburban, and urban communities.
The four H's in 4-H stand for Head, Heart, Hands, and Health.
The 4-H program provides youth with a variety of learning experiences that contribute to their personal growth and development. The program helps them to become self-reliant, responsible, and productive members of society.
Age appropriate projects within each club are the heart of 4-H's hands-on learning. Each project focuses on a topic - anything from art to zoology - including: animal sciences, bicycling, camping, computers, drama, entomology, leadership, music, photography, quilting, rocketry, textile arts, and woodworking to name a few. These opportunities are designed to be fun while teaching real life skills. Projects are lead by older youth and/or adult volunteers.
Programming varies from county to county, year to year. There are special policies regarding participation, competition, and animal projects for primary members.