Sacramento 4-H
University of California
Sacramento 4-H

4-H Youth Experiences in Science (YES)

What is 4-H Youth Experiences in Science?  The 4-H Youth Experiences in Science (YES) Project brings the resources of the 4-H Youth Development Program, Sacramento START, Folsom Cordova STARS, and the Elk Grove USD Expanded Learning Programs together to strengthen science education for young elementary school-aged children living in Sacramento County's most diverse communities.  Each school year, the 4-H YES project is active at numerous out-of-school-time programs throughout the city and county of Sacramento.

The 4-H YES curriculum is designed to foster inquiry and engage children ages 5 to 8 in the process of exploration. Young children are introduced to the formal scientific process by performing a variety of scientific tasks including observing, organizing, comparing and communicating. A cross-age teaching model engages teenage volunteers as teachers. 

After attending a 10-hour training session (and equipped with the YES curriculum and adult support), the teens work in teams to prepare and deliver weekly science activities.

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Can I volunteer for the 4-H YES Project?  We have volunteer openings for both teens and adults.  Job descriptions and applications are found on the right.
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Program Partners
Partners in the 4-H YES Project are:
  • Sacramento START
  • Folsom Cordova STARS Academy
  • Elk Grove USD Expanded Learning Programs

For additional questions about the 4-H YES Project, please contact Beryl Johnson at or (916) 875-1174.

Upcoming YES Trainings

Friday, September 29th, 2023 at 6pm-9pm

Saturday, September 30th, 2023 at 8:30am-3:30pm

4-H YES in Action

To see the 4-H YES Project in Action, visit our video here.

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