4-H Community Clubs are found throughout the county and offer the opportunity for hands-on learning for children ages 5 to 19. 4-H Clubs are planned and led by both adult volunteers and youth members. Most Sacramento County 4-H Clubs meet monthly from September through June. The official 4-H year begins July 1 and ends June 30. To locate a club in your community, check out the 4-H Club map here.
4-H Club Meetings
4-H Clubs usually meet once a month in the evening or on a weekend for about an hour. Youth members/officers typically run these meetings using parliamentary procedure. There are many opportunities for all youth attending the meetings to develop confidence and leadership through public speaking and presentations.
There is a program fee for youth members and adult volunteers to participate in California 4-H programs. The cost for youth members is $38.00 per year. The cost for adult volunteers is $14.00 per year. Each 4-H Club may have a small additional fee collected. Projects may also collect a supply fee, which is stated at the beginning of the project. If assistance for the program fee is needed, please contact your 4-H Club Leader or 4-H Staff
A 4-H project is:
- Planned work in an area of interest to the 4-H member.
- Guided by a 4-H adult volunteer who is the project leader.
- Aimed at planned objectives that can be attained and measured.
- Summarized by some form of record keeping.
- A minimum of six hours of project instruction.
Projects help 4-H members find and nurture their spark or passion. For additional information on how to help identify your spark and the 4-H project areas, click here
4-H members enroll in at least one project each year. New members are encouraged to join only one or two projects, to help gain experience and connect with members and volunteers.