4-H Youth Development
What is 4-H?
Sonoma County 4-H Clubs are part of the University of California Cooperative Extension and State 4-H Youth Development Program. 4-H is a dynamic, changing organization evolving to meet the needs of youth in a changing society and world.
The 4-H program was established in Sonoma County in 1926 to help provide clubs for rural youth. It was designed to teach better home economics and agricultural techniques, and to foster character development and good citizenship.
4-H: The Youth Solution
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Under the leadership of UCCE County Director, Stephanie Larson, a “diversity summit" was held to brainstorm ideas to create a more diverse 4-H community. In attendance were the 4-H Diversity Committee, 4-H Council Representatives, leaders from the Latino community, Sonoma County supervisors, and other interested community members.
The program included presentations from Supervisor Efren Carrillo, Stephanie Larson, Judy Ludovise the 4-H Program Assistant, Kellie Noe with the Cradle to Career initiative, and 4-H youth. Wanda Tapia, Latino Service Providers, facilitated discussions and breakout groups that resulted in a set of recommended actions to guide future efforts to increase diversity in the 4-H program.