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:
What is 4-H
Sacramento 4-H Blog
The Gift of Giving
Discovering your passion. Taking responsibility. Being part of a team. A special bond with an adult who cares. Learning about yourself. Knowing you're really good at something. Showing at Fair and making forever friends. The first time sleeping under the stars. 4-H is all these things. Those of us...
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...