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GRASS VALLEY, Calif. August 14, 2019 – Nevada County 4-H members, in their familiar fair uniform of white pants and shirt, green hat, and green tie or scarf, enjoyed a chance to display their work at the 2019 Nevada County Fair. 4-H youth also hosted a display in the Family Farm area where current and former 4-H families could share their favorite 4-H memories.
4-H is the largest youth development program in the nation. Over 89,000 young people living in cities, towns, and rural areas in California are enrolled in 4-H. The University of California 4-H Youth Development Program provides a wide variety of enrichment activities with the ultimate goal of giving youth the skills they need to thrive and succeed throughout their lives. The focus of all 4-H programs is positive youth development. All 4-H programs are accessible and open to all youth.
Though animal science and agriculture are a big part of the 4-H program, 4-H offers youth an array of opportunities. Young people are able to explore their interests and “sparks” in the areas of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), expressive arts, foods and nutrition, sports, leadership, citizenship, and service learning. Projects are led by screened adult volunteers who share their expertise and experience with 4-H youth members.
4-H clubs throughout western Nevada County are now registering new members and adult volunteer leaders. The Nevada County 4-H Youth Development Program includes seven 4-H clubs with more than 400 members. The 4-H Youth Development Program provides opportunities for youth ages 5-19 to participate in innovative, fun programs through which they can develop valuable, lifelong skills.
For more information, please visit the Nevada County 4-H Youth Development Program website at https://ucanr.edu/sites/nevadacounty4h/ or call the Nevada County 4-H office at (530) 273-4563.