San Benito County
University of California
San Benito County

4-H Youth Development Program


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Since 4-H began more than 110 years ago, it has become the nation’s largest youth development organization. The 4-H idea is simple: help young people and their families gain the skills needed to be proactive forces in their communities and develop ideas for a more innovative economy.

4-H opened the door for young people to learn leadership skills and revolutionized how youth connected to practical, hands-on learning experiences outside the classroom.

4-H Membership Enrollment Fees

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We have a new fee structure in place for 2019-2020. 

We have 3 tiers fees and ON-LINE payment system coming soon! Additional fee will apply for credit card transactions for enrollment fees. 

2019-2020 - Returning Youth Member Enrollment Fee with cash/check discount schedule: 

  • Early Bird Special: July 1st - August 31st = $70
  • Regular: September 1st - October 31st = $80
  • Late Enrollment: November 1st to June 30th = $90

2019-2020 - New Youth Membership $70 

2019- 2020 Returning Adult Leader Enrollment Fee with cash/check schedule: 

  •  Adult Volunteer Membership (renewal or new):  $24.00

Just a reminder to all youth, parents and leaders. A 4-H member needs to be in good standing to be eligible to show livestock at the county fairs and state fair! A member in good standing is current 4-H enrollment, 4-H registration paid, minimum of 6 hours completed in project plus 80% of the additional meeting required by project leader, members APR (Annual Project Report) completed.

4-H News

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Whether youth participate in clubs, after school programs, day camps, or in other program settings, the 4-H Youth Development Program's mission and 
goals remain the same... to help youth develop to their full potential! 4-H Youth Development is a non-formal educational youth program, conducted 
by the University of California Cooperative Extension.

The purpose of 4-H Youth Development is to help diverse young people discover and develop their potential and grow into competent, contributing, and caring citizens. Learn by doing activities, youth-adult partnerships, and research-based educational programs help young people enhance their leadership abilities and develop a wide range of other life skills.

The San Benito County 4-H program is a part of the University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR), a statewide network of the University of California. UC ANR researchers and educators are dedicated to the creation, development and application of knowledge in agricultural, natural and human resource.

Led by research-driven programming from UC ANR, 4-H is a youth development organization for youth ages 5-19 that promotes hands-on, experiential learning. Youth members and adult volunteers from all backgrounds and locations in California are welcome. Members have the opportunity to participate in the 4-H program through community clubs, camps, events and conferences.


4-H Office Staff & Hours

Medium CloverJulie Katawicz

4-H Program Representative

Wednesday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm 

Call for an appointment 

(831)637-5346 x 13

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