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Youth Development

Youth Development

The Youth Development Advisor in San Benito, Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties conducts applied research and provides outreach and leadership through the development of educational programs by serving as an educational resource in areas of importance to local communities.

Currently the youth development program is focused on two initiative areas:

Initiative 1: Developing educational programs and conducting applied research for youth in science, technology, environmental stewardship and natural resource education.

Programs addressing initiative one include: 

Youth Science Education Programs, Curricula and Resources (you will be re-directed to the UCCE Santa Cruz County Page)

California 4-H Science, Engineering and Technology Initiative

National 4-H Science, Engineering and Technology Initiative

Initiative 2: Serve as an educational resource and conduct applied research by providing local leadership and knowledge of youth development, through collaboration with local youth and community groups. 

Programs addressing initiative two include: 

Youth Development Education (you will be re-directed to the UCCE Santa Cruz County Page)

Request a Workshop or Borrow Materials


Youth Development Staff

Photo of Lynn Schmitt-McQuitty Lynn Schmitt-McQuitty 
Title: County Director San Benito County & 4-H Youth Development Advisor
Specialty: Youth Science and Technology
Cooperative Extension San Benito County
3228 Southside Road
Hollister, CA 95023
Phone: 831-637-5346 x 12 
Fax: (831) 637-7111