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Santa Clara County

4-H Youth Development

4-H is one of the largest youth development programs in America with more than 6.5 million young people ages 5-19, and 540,000 youth and adult volunteers. 4-H serves youth throughout California in urban, suburban and rural communities.

Youth learn leadership, citizenship and life skills through more than 50 projects and topics as varied as rocketry, public speaking, photography, animal science, nutrition and service learning.

4-H's learning opportunities are intentionally designed around four essential elements necessary for positive youth development by providing youth with supervised independence, a sense of belonging with a positive group, a spirit of generosity toward others and a wide variety of opportunities to master life challenges.

Santa Clara County 4-H: Something for Everyone

For Kids:
Santa Clara County 4-H offers a broad range of programs and activities that meet the needs and interests of local youth -urban, suburban, and rural- from ages 5 through 19. Enrollment must be complete before youth are eligible to register for or participate in activities and events that take place throughout the program year.  Join a 4-H Club near you.


For Adults:
4-H is a volunteer organization that depends on the dedication of adult volunteers who donate their time, energy, and enthusiasm to make 4-H programs come alive in their community. Our volunteer leaders assist youth in becoming responsible, self-directed and productive members of society.

UCCE Centennial

UC Cooperative Extension:  100 years and counting...

Everyone Can Be A Scientist

On May 8, 2014, create a buzz and be a scientist for a day. Get outside, record your observations, share your pictures, and tell us what’s happening in your community.

Science is everywhere. Join the University of California in a one day science project and tell us what you see. Take a walk, visit a park or garden, and help us paint a picture of California’s food and water resources. Your answers will help us build a more secure future for you and your community.

Join us on May 8th for Citizen Science Day

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