What is an 4-H Emerald Star?
Many counties in California have an Emerald Star program, which is sponsored by the county 4-H office and/or the county 4-H leaders' council. The Emerald Star program is designed for intermediate and senior 4-H members.
In general, the Emerald Star project's purpose includes:
- Providing an opportunity for 4-H members to develop projects in their community or in 4-H beyond the club level
- Improving, creating, and expanding 4-H programs
- Helping individual 4-H members grow and improve in the areas of organization, leadership, and project planning
This program is designed to help youth learn about project planning, organization, and presentation. Typically, youth develop an action plan for some type of multi-county event. They then organize and facilitate this event. After completion and presentation of their project, they are awarded with the Emerald Star ranking.