4-H Youth Develpment Program

Program Objective

The objective of the 4-H Youth Development Program is to help young people discover their potential and grow into competent, contributing, and caring citizens.

Program Description

The University of California 4-H Youth Development Program engages youth in reaching their fullest potential while advancing the field of youth development.

4-H Youth Development is a non-formal educational youth program, conducted by the University of California Cooperative Extension. The purpose of the Mariposa County 4-H Youth Development Program is to help diverse young people discover and develop their potential and grow into competent, contributing, and caring citizens.

Program Goals

Enables all youth to reach their fullest potential through:

  • Developing citizenship, leadership, and life skills.
  • Learning by doing.
  • Utilizing the knowledge and resources of the land-grant university system.
  • To have fun, meet new people, learn skills, build self-confidence, learn responsibility, and set and achieve goals!

Leaders of Tommorrow!

4-H builds the leaders of tomorrow:

  • Members can range from age 5 to age 19.
  • 4-H events and activities start on a community level, and then move onto county, section, state, and national levels.
  • 4-H offers a wide range of projects, programs and activities so every member can benefit through participation.
  • Exhibitors receive a ribbon award- purple, blue, red, white, or participation, according to the judging and age of member.
  • Parents, volunteers, community leaders, and 4-H staff share their time and talents with 4-H youth.

Activities

  • County 4-H Events
  • 4-H Camps
  • State 4-H Youth Gatherings
  • Other 4-H Delivery Methods, such as “Ag in the Classroom” school programs