Lake County
University of California
Lake County

4-H Youth Development Program



Last year #GivingTuesday generated all kinds of enthusiasm as donors contributed approximately $56,000 for California 4-H Youth Development Programs across the state. Thirty-four counties and many state programs watched their donations grow as the gifts were matched by generous donors through the California 4-H Foundation.

 1:1 Matching Donations
CA 4-H Foundation Board Members are working hard to raise even more funds for this year’s match. For every dollar that is donated to a CA 4-H program, a 1:1 match will be provided until we run out of matching funds!

Be sure and make your donation early on Nov. 28th so you don’t miss out on the opportunity to double your gift with the match. Donations must be made to the California 4-H Foundation site to count towards the match.
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Statewide 4-H Youth Development Program Mission Statement

"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 promotes hands-on learning and relies on parent and volunteer participation.  4-H welcomes youth and adult volunteers from all backgrounds in all locales (rural and urban).  4-H Club's are run with youth leadership and the help of one or more adult volunteers.  A Club usually has one meeting a month and is run by elected club officers.

Each Club offers one or more projects.  Projects are the heart of 4-H's hands-on learning.  Each project focuses on a topic -- anything from art to veterinary science -- including animal science, cooking, camping, geology, photography, and shooting sports.  There are thousands of different projects--your imagination is the only limit.  Projects are led by older youth and adult volunteers and generally meet one or more times a month. 

4-H Motto 
 "To Make The Best Better"

4-H Pledge
I Pledge | My Head to clearer thinking | My Heart to greater loyalty | My Hands to larger service | and My Health to better living | For my club, my community, my country, and my world.

4-H Emblem
The 4-H Emblem is a four-leaf clover with the letter "H" on each leaf. The four "H"s stand for: HEAD, HEART, HANDS, HEALTH. The leaves of the clover are green and the "H"s are white. The white is for purity; green is nature's most common color and symbolizes youth, life and growth.

Contact the Lake County 4-H Office at or call 707-263-6838.  In addition, you can visit the state 4-H website at Download record book forms, find out about conferences, travel opportunities, and more!







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