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4-H Youth Development Program

Up coming 4-H Events:

4-H equips kids with essential life skills, confidence, and a deep sense of belonging through epic hands-on learning experiences.


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  • June 8th - 4-H Spring Fair 
  • June 23rd - June 27th - 4-H Summer camp
    • registration due by May 15th 
    • register at ucanr.edu/camp24
    • 4-H council will pay registration for all 4-H youth with ACTIVE STATUS in our San Benito 4-H program.
    • Flyer
  • July 25th - 28th SLC (State Leadership Conference) 
  • Senior Members Ages 14-19: July 25-28, 2024, $379
    Intermediate Ages 11-13: July 26-28, 2024, $279

    • June 25 at 11:45 PM: Fee increases by $50
    • July 9 at 11:45 PM: Fee increases by $50
    • July 16 at 11:45 PM: Fee increases by $100
  • Location: UC Davis
  • Before you register, please review the registration checklist
  • Registration here. 
  •  For more information visit the 4-H SLC site
  • July 26th- 28th Project Leader Clinic at UC Davis
    • All 4-H leader are welcome to attend this clinic
  • July 27th Hollister 150th Celebration
    • Location: County Historical Park, 8300 Airline Hwy, Tres Pinos
    • Time 9:00 to 9:30 am set up of 4-H booth
    • Open to public 10 am to 6 pm
    • 4-H Club members to participate in the county 4-H booth 
      • Sign up form 
      • Animal release form (must be completed if you are participating with your animals) 
        • email the completed form to jkatawicz@ucanr.edu

See flyer for more details 

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4-H Council Meeting

4th Monday of the month 

No meeting in July, September, December
up stair at Vet's Building
7pm council meeting

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San Benito County 4-H Program

4-H Club information 

Join today!

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 on line at ZSuite (4-H registration system) for more information visit the "Join Today tab". 

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Our physical Office is open: 

Monday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

4-H staff in the physical office. 

3228 Southside Rd, Hollister, CA 95023


Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday

Contact 4-H Program: 

Julie Katawicz   jkatawicz@ucanr.edu 

office (831) 637-5346 x102

mobile: 831-205-3180

Additional staff Contact information:  

County Director: 

David Gonzalves 

dgonzalves@ucanr.edu or mobile (831) 392-5916

Livestock & Natural Resources: 

Devii Rao

drorao@ucanr.edu or office (831) 637-5346 x103 

mobile (831) 205-3125

Fire Advisor:

Barb Satink Wolfson 

bsatinkwolfson@ucanr.edu or office (831) 637-5346 x 104

Administrative Issues:

Jennifer Gomer 

jkgomer@ucanr.edu office (831) 637-5346 x105 

mobile (408) 825-4455

4-h kids

4-H Senior Awards
$20,200 in Scholarships
Sponsored by
San Benito 4-H Council &
Scholarship Donors 
Georgia Wapple Frazier Scholarship Awarded to:
4-year scholarship
($1000/year – $4000 total)
Awarded to: 
Christine Gastello  - Cienega 4-H club
$1000 Awarded to: 
Grace Gastello - Cienega 4-H club 
$1000 Awarded to: 
Hannah Salinas - Santa Ana 4-H club
Elena Nino - Cienega 4-H club 
Bank On Us -4-H Scholarships 
$400 to $3500 Awarded to:
Gemma Mahler - San Juan 4-H club
Grace Gastello - Cienega 4-H club
Christine Gastello - Cienega 4-H club
Elena Nino - Cienega 4-H club
Isabella Espinoza - Sunnyslope 4-H club
Hannah Salinas - Santa Ana 4-H club
Donnobhain Haertel - San Juan 4-H club 
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.