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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:

  1. Providing an opportunity for 4-H members to develop projects in their community or in 4-H beyond the club level
  2. Improving, creating, and expanding 4-H programs
  3. 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.


Attention all 4-H members:

"The Emerald Star project application was voted and passed on January 28, 2019 at the 4-H county council meeting.  The vote passed was to make changes to the process and payout for 4-H Bank on Us senior scholarships. 

Just a reminder, new Emerald Star application and new Bank on US payout will apply for all 4-H members applying for an Emerald Star project after January 28, 2019!" 

The new Emerald Star application and Bank on Us scholarship changes will be posted soon.

More information on the Emerald Star Program and Application: 

Emerald Star Information 

Emerald Star Completion Questionnaire

Emerald Star Application