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4-H Youth Development Program

Up coming 4-H events:


Fund-raising Breakfast – Whitley County Ag Museum4-H Annual Pancake Breakfast

Due to storms and flooding: 

Postponed to July 9, 2023

We will honor all tickets sold for March 12, 2023 date. We still have tickets available for the new date on July 9, 2023. Contact the 4-H office or your local 4-H member at (831) 205-3180 or jkatawicz@ucanr.edu

Date: July 9, 2023     

Location & time: Veteran's Hall from 7 am to noon

Dine In or Take Out  

$10 per ticket

All the profits benefit the San Benito 4-H youth program

Extended the pre-sales of tickets to June 30th. Two rounds of 4-H youth top sellers. We will have top seller prizes for tickets sold up to March 5th and second round of sales up to June 30th.  Contact the 4-H office for more tickets at jkatawicz@ucanr.edu or (831) 205-3180. 

Purchase your tickets in advances:

  1. from a local 4-Her 
  2.  Thursdays only from our 4-H office
    1. 3228 Southside Rd, Hollister
    2. from 8:30 am to 11 then 1:30 pm to 5 pm.

Tickets available at the door.

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State Leadership Conference 2023

UC-Davis Campus

July 27-30th ,2023 (Senior Members 14-19)

July 28-30, 2023 (Intermediate Members 11-13)

We are excited to announce an expansion of SLC to Intermediate members (ages 11-13 at the time of SLC.) Participants will have an on-campus experience, participate in educational workshops and guest speakers specifically designed and chosen for them, be mentored by older 4-H members and young alumni and meet others from across the state.

The SLC planning team is actively recruiting:

Workshop Proposals Deadline May 15, 2023

This year's education platform is geared towards reaching the next steps in your leadership journey by identifying your skills, utilizing available resources, and developing competencies needed to act. Please create your workshop proposal with the Education Platform in mind.

Our educational workshops will be held in-person on Saturday, July 29th (1:00-5:00PM)

Teen Facilitators

Facilitators are required to be 4-H members aged 15-19 and lead groups of attendees with a partner in small meeting discussions about conference activities, goals, and personal development. Facilitators will work as a team and assist with conference activities and educational sessions. But most importantly, SLC facilitators will develop skills in leadership, group facilitation, and more! This role has a selection process.

Program Assistants

Program Assistants are responsible for leading PA Sessions, facilitating groups of youth attendees, creating a positive learning environment, and assisting with conference activities as needed. Program Assistants will work in pairs with small groups of 4-H youth and work as the face of the conference. This is a great way to stay involved with the 4-H program as a young adult and make lifelong friendships! This role has a selection process.

Coming Soon!

We are still finalizing a few details that impact the budget. We know that the cost of the event is important for you to promote SLC. We will have that to you as soon as possible.

Conference fees
Marketing Toolkit

Thank you in advance for supporting the success of State Leadership Conference 2023!

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San Benito County 4-H Program

4-H offers youth limitless opportunity for friendship, growth, fun, and life skills.  By engaging youth and adults in a meaningful partnerships, 4-H helps youth to reach their full potential as competent, confident, leaders of character who contribute and are connected to their communities.  To learn more about what the 4-H program has to offer our youth, check out the 4-H New Family Handbook

Join today and start your 4-H youth and family adventure by registering with a 4-H club of your choose.

Click here for more details

San Benito 4-H Youth Program

4-H Club information 

Join today!

4-H Council Meeting, January 23, 2023 
up stair at Vet's Building
7pm council meeting
2022 4-H Senior Awards:
$38,250 in Scholarships
Sponsored by San Benito 4-H Council & Scholarship Donors
Special thank you to our presenters: 
William (Bill) Ricotti
Scholarship Donor
Dara Tobias
Bolado Park Fair Manager
4-H High School Senior Scholarship Awards: 
2022 SB Scholarship winners
Georgia Wapple Frazier Scholarship Awarded to:
4-year scholarship ($1000/year – $4000 total)
Samantha Slykas        Sunnyslope 4-H 
Meaghan Ricker          Sunnyslope 4-H 
$1000 Awarded to: 
Melynda Butler                    Union 4-H 
Mikayla Wenzlik                Sunnyslope 4-H 
$1000 Awarded to: 
Elizabeth Nino                         Cienega 4-H     
Seth Nino                               Cienega 4-H
Bank On Us -4-H Scholarships 
$300 to $5000 Awarded to:
Alyana Correa                      Ausaymas 4-H
Elizabeth Kadluboski               Fairview 4-H 
Elizabeth Nino                         Cienega 4-H
Emily Carvalho                        Union 4-H 
Ibrahim Peters                         Union 4-H
Meaghan Ricker                 Sunnyslope 4-H 
Mejka McMullan                  Santa Ana 4-H 
Melynda Butler                        Union 4-H
Mikayla Wenzlik                 Sunnyslope 4-H
Samantha Slykas               Sunnyslope 4-H
Seth Nino                                Cienega 4-H 
We are honored to award the 4-H scholarships to our graduating high school senior 4-H members with 4-H scholarships.  We Thank you for the many years of dedication, hard work and community service in our 4-H program and community.  We wish you the best in your future.

Our physical Office is open: 

Thursday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Closed for meeting and lunch from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm 

3228 Southside Rd, Hollister, CA 95023


Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday.

Contact 4-H Program: 

Julie Katawicz   jkatawicz@ucanr.edu 

mobile: 831-205-3180

Additional staff Contact information:  

Livestock & Natural Resources: 

Devii Rao  drorao@ucanr.edu 

mobile: 831-205-3125

Administrative Issues: 

Jenny Gomer  jkgomer@ucanr.edu 

mobile: 408-825-4455

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