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County Council

The San Benito County 4-H Youth Development Program creates supportive environments utilizing experiential educational experiences for culturally diverse youth and adults to reach their fullest potential.  The 4-H County Council support these efforts.  Through these 4-H structures, adult volunteers, members, and the 4-H YDP staff work together to extend the 4-H Program to youth and to set and achieve the goals of 4-H.

County 4-H Councils
4-H county council is organized to assist the University of California Cooperative Extension in planning, promoting, and carrying out 4-H youth development work.  The San Benito County Council is chartered by the UCCE and operate in compliance with UC policies and the core values of the 4-H YDP.

The specific purposes for which the SBC County Council is organized shall be to:

  1. Help implement programs and projects based upon the educational framework of the 4-H YDP and the educational goals and standards as identified by the county and state 4-H YDP staff.
  2. Help ensure that all county 4-H programming is consistent with the 4-H YDP mission and direction, guiding principles, core values and 4-H program criteria checklist.
  3. Build mechanisms to achieve affirmative action goals and develop a management body whose membership is representative of the diversity of the community.
  4. Include involvement of members in county council operations and decision-making.
  5. Set limitations on term length and succession of adult volunteers to distribute more service opportunities.
  6. Develop mechanisms to recommend solutions to problems and disputes within the county 4-H Program.
  7. Facilitate mechanisms for providing training and support of adult volunteers and youth.
  8. Facilitate community involvement to contribute to program focus and direction.
  9. Facilitate the expansion of programs into new communities.

Time and Place

San Benito County 4-H Council Meets on the 4th Monday of each month (except July, September and  December, due to holidays & fair) 7:00pm, at the Veterans Memorial Building, 649 San Benito Street, Hollister CA 95023.

The 4-H council is open to all members on the San Benito county 4-H Program. 

2013 Council Constitution  

2013 Council Bylaws

2023-2024 4-H County Council Calendar