Sacramento 4-H
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Sacramento 4-H

4-H Youth Development

Welcome to Sacramento County 4-H!

Sacramento 4-H "Re-Opening" Plan

Sacramento 4-H is working on a limited re-opening plan. In order to provide our youth with fun and safe experiences, we encourage 4-H Volunteers to find new and unique projects.  In order to ensure meetings and activities abide by local and state guidelines, all Adult Volunteers must review the safety materials on the COVID-19 Training page before working with youth members.

Want to know how to get involved in 4-H for 2020-21? View our flyer or visit the "Get Involved" page...see side or top navigation.

Temporary Office Closure

Based on recommendations from the CDC, State of California and direction from the University of California Agriculture and Natural Resource Division (UCANR), our UCCE Office in Sacramento will be closed to the public.

Although our doors are closed for now, our staff and programs are still here to serve you! The best way to reach the 4-H staff is:

Marianne Bird

4-H Youth Development Advisor

Jen Henkens

4-H Program Representative


Beryl Johnson

4-H Progam Representative

Nancy Greilich

Office Administrator


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.  

Sacramento 4-H Blog

Thoughts on Starting Up...and a Thank You!
It's been almost four months since the coronavirus transformed our communities and created changes that, just last February, we would never have dreamed possible. The shutting down and now gradual re-opening of where we work, shop, live and play has affected all of us in different ways. Some have...

Thank You for Giving
This week we celebrate Thanksgiving, and I've been reflecting on the word “giving.”  We give to things we care about. Think about where you spend your time and your energy, both limited resources. I suspect most of us dedicate ourselves to family, like our children or spouse (or...

Primary Members and Pillowcase Prizes
Sometimes a lesson really hits home. This happened for me recently at a family camp I direct over the Memorial Day holiday. A group of my childhood camp friends and I have organized the gathering for five years. It began as a place for old camp buddies to gather with each other and their kin,...

Helping Kids Understand Their World
It was dinnertime and Claudia, my colleague and friend, was seated at a table talking with the kids at 4-H On the Wild Side camp.  Sitting next to Claudia, an African American girl in the fifth grade chatted away between bites of spaghetti. “You're from Mexico, aren't you?” the...

100% of your donation to Sacramento County 4-H through the CA 4-H Foundation goes directly to support our youth members and adult volunteers. Please be sure to specify Sacramento 4-H.

4-H Grows

  • Empathy


  • Engaged Citizens

    Engaged Citizens

  • Friendship


  • Friendship


  • Fun


  • Fun


  • Happiness


  • Healthy Lifestyles

    Healthy Lifestyles

  • Independence


  • Inginuity


  • Leadership


  • Life Skills

    Life Skills

  • Responsibility


  • Self-Reliance


  • Service to Others

    Service to Others

  • Teamwork


  • Teamwork


  • Character


  • Competence


  • Compassion


  • Concern for our World

    Concern for our World

  • Confidence


  • Curriosity


  • Discovery


  • A Sense of Wonder

    A Sense of Wonder

  • Caring Adults

    Caring Adults

  • Community


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