April 2018
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April is True Leaders in Service month
April 28 is National 4-H Day of Service
Record your service projects in April on the True Leaders in Service page on the National 4-H site!

Get resources to plan and promote your service projects. If you plan anything for April 28, National 4-H Day of Service, please let us know so we can spread the word! Use "Service" in your Subject line.

True Leaders in Service
California State Fashion Revue
2018 Service Projects
Ryan's Case for Smiles
Ryan’s Case for Smiles provides pillowcases for children in hospitals with life-changing illnesses and injuries. Pillowcases made by 4-H'ers can either be brought to State Fashion Revue or to your local chapter.

This project is chaired by April Alger and TJ Suit of Santa Clara County. Email them with questions at scccaseforsmiles@gmail.com .
Project Linus provides handmade blankets to children who are seriously ill, traumatized or simply in need of some extra love. Donate at any of the 24 project Linus chapters in California or bring the blankets to State Fashion Revue .

This SFR service project is chaired by Graciela Ruiz and Taylor Cardoza of Madera County. They challenge each county to make at least 50 blankets!

Please send pictures of your Project Linus blanket making experiences to them at  Project_linus@yahoo.com .
Directions for both projects along with drop off locations can be found on the State Fashion Revue event page.
Learn more about the event and register online from our

Registration deadlines:
May 4th for chaperones
May 21st for participants
Registration is now open for the 2018 California Focus conference
California Focus
June 22-26, 2018
Holiday Inn - Sacramento Downtown Arena
Sacramento, CA
Join us in our state capitol to experience government in action: from voter registration to elections, proposing, debating, and passing bills, and even a visit to the State Court of Appeals to learn how laws are enforced in court.
Help spread the word!
Download and share the flyer:
Tractor Supply Paper Clover April 11-22, 2018
The Spring 2018 Tractor Supply Paper Clover Campaign runs from April 11-22.
What you can do:
  1. Contact your local Tractor Supply store to schedule when your club can be at their store
  2. Create a display to use at the store
  3. Spread the word! Share on social media when you'll be at the store.
Social media images and the poster are on the Branding Toolkit page for download.
Funds raised in the Tractor Supply Paper Clover campaign helps send youth to 4-H camps and leadership conferences.
Spark Surveys
Get state-level 4-H experience as a State Advisory Committee member
4-H Youth and adults are encouraged to apply for one of our State Advisory Committees by May 31, 2018.
Advisory Committees:
  • Animal Science
  • Camping
  • Civic Engagement
  • Educational Technology (ETAC)
  • Incentives and Recognition
  • Policy
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
  • Shooting Sports
  • Volunteer Development
(Note: The Healthy Living and Multicultural & Community Engagement Advisory Committees are currently not seeking new applicants)
2017 ETAC Advisory Committee
Pictured: 2017-18 ETAC

The California 4 H Educational Technology Advisory Committee strengthens the awareness and utilization of technology in the UC ANR 4 H Youth Development Program.
The mission of the committee is to empower youth and adults to become better leaders through growing state level STEM opportunities in California 4 H.
Raise Your Hand for California 4-H, April 1 to May 15, 2018!
The Raise Your Hand Campaign runs from April 1 to May 15, 2018. Even if you participated last year, you can raise your hand again this year to support youth in your community.
The states with the most hands raised will win $20,000, $10,000 or $5,000. This will go to counties as grants to support Teens as Teachers programming.
Campaign resources are available on the Branding Toolkit page to help you spread the word to California 4-H alumni, friends and family.
Raise your Hand - $20k
STEM events from April to June 2018

These are great opportunities for 4-H parents, volunteers, and youth to participate and get excited about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)!

They can be an opportunities for STEM-focused field trips, projects and programs.

You can also find this list on the state 4-H STEM home page .
Recycled Art for Earth Day, April 22
This year, Earth Day is April 22 and what better way to celebrate it than to make some fun recycled art! Youth will use the engineering process in this activity to design, draw and build using recyclable materials to create works of art. Use this activity to let their imaginations run wild! For examples, please see the  PBS learning media website .

Earth Day image
Looking for MC and Entertainment for the 2018 National 4-H Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
The 2018 National 4-H Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony is scheduled for October 19, 2018 at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center in Chevy Chase, Maryland. The National 4-H Hall of Fame Task Force is soliciting applications for a 4-H member to serve as the master/mistress of ceremonies and one to provide entertainment (vocal or instrumental) for this event. Applicants may be current 4-H members or 4-H alumni who are college age.
Details on how to apply are provided on the respective applications
The State 4-H Director may nominate only one candidate for consideration for each. Applications are due to the State 4-H Office by April 20, 2018  so applications can be reviewed and nominations for California selected and submitted by the deadline. If multiple applications are received the State 4-H Incentives and Recognition Advisory Committee will review and recommend nominees to Shannon Horrillo, Statewide 4-H Director for final selection.
The State 4-H Office will submit the application packets from our states’ nominees by the May 1st deadline. If you have any questions, contact the State 4-H Office at  ca4h@ucanr.edu  or 530-750-1334.
4-H and UC ANR honored by the California State Senate
Mexican dignitaries and UC 4-H leadership honored in the ...

Published on: April 3, 2018 Dignitaries from the Baja California department of agriculture were recognized along with representatives of the UC Agriculture and Natural Resources 4-H program by the California State Senate on April 2 for an...

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2018 Daisy/4-H Scholarships
for Shooting Sports participants
Amount: $500.00

Number of Scholarships: Daisy awards two $500 scholarships.

Scholarship description: Scholarships are awarded at the 4-H Shooting Sports National Championships each year.

Scholarship money would be available in the second semester of the freshman year and can be used for books, housing, and or college fees. Scholarship would be payable to any two-year or four-year accredited Jr. College, College or University. Payable upon applicant demonstrating proof of completion of one semester and second semester proof of enrollment.


The qualifications for scholarship consideration would include:
  1. Limited to high school graduating seniors. 
  2. Three years participation in 4-H shooting sports 
  3. Recommendation of HS counselor or principal 
  4. Recommendation of 4-H coach or equivalent who is not a relative 
  5. Applicant required to submit personal resumé. 
  6. Application would require a 250 - 500 word essay about “How participation in the 4-H Shooting Sports better prepared them for college and for life.” 
  7. Certified copy of high school transcript. 
  8. Minimum of a 3.0 GPA from your high school 

Application Deadline State Level - April 30  

California applicants submit your application to:
John Borba
UCCE Kern County
1031 S. Mt. Vernon Avenue
Bakersfield, CA  93307
National 4-H Shooting Sports Youth Leadership Institute
July 24-28, 2018
Montana State University - Bozeman
National 4-H Shooting Sports logo
The purpose of this conference is strictly leadership development; there is no shooting involved. Participants will receive hands-on experiences in team building, communication, etiquette, and other important topics.

At the conclusion of the event, teens are expected to return to their home state and support and promote their county and state 4-H programs through active leadership roles.

  • 4-H members who are enrolled in at least one of the seven 4-H shooting sports project disciplines.
  • Applicants must be at least 15 years of age by January 1, 2018 to apply. It is recommended that the candidates also have at least one year left in 4-H.
  • This program is for youth who have exhibited exemplary leadership skills and maturity in the county program. This is someone who will represent the California State 4-H program among outstanding teens from across the country. In short, we need first rate 4-H members who happen to shoot, not first rate shooters who happen to be 4-H members.

All lodging including linens, meals, transportation during the event and materials will be provided by generous donations from the National 4-H Shooting Sports Steering Committee General Fund. The cost and arrangement of transportation to the event will be the responsibility of the participant.

The applications will be reviewed by a panel from the State Shooting Sports Committee and the successful candidate selected and notified. Each state program is guaranteed one slot at the conference with a possibility of a second if space permits. Please contact your county 4-H Program Representative if you are interested in applying.

Deadline April 30, 2018
Submit completed application packets to the State 4-H Shooting Sports Coordinator, John Borba, UCCE Kern County, 1031 S. Mt. Vernon Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93307

Range Camp 2018
June 17-22, 2018
Elkus Ranch
for 10th to 12th grade students
Range Camp 2018 is set for June 17 - 22 at Elkus Ranch south of Half Moon Bay! Participants have the opportunity to explore the science and management of our natural resources with experienced professionals and university faculty.
Please help us spread the word. Most of the students who want to attend camp receive scholarships. We know where the money is, we need help finding kids who would be interested. Applications are due April 27, 2018. Learn more about the camp and how to apply .
As always, if anyone is interested in helping in any way with Camp, we would love to have you! Even if just for a day to help introduce speakers and interact with campers in June.
Range Camp 2018 flyer
Register for State Field Day events!
2018 California 4-H State Field Day
Saturday, June 2, 2018
UC Davis campus
Register by May 14
Pre-registration is required for the following events by May 14, 2018:

Please see the page links above for more details about each event and to register for each.
Don't miss a deadline! Add it to your calendar from our Registration and Application Deadlines Calendar .
State Fashion Revue is part of State Field Day at UC Davis on June 2, 2018.

Entry  is open for participants who qualify at their County Fashion Revue or equivalent event. Entry deadline is 5:00 PM on May 14, 2018.

Counties : please send your list of members who have qualified to enter SFR to the SFR Registrar. Entries are confirmed by the Registrar when all required information is received and eligibility is approved by the county.
State Fashion Revue Evaluator and Room Monitors
 Counties are required to provide one evaluator per 5 participants.

If you have entry questions, see the SFR website or contact the Registrar, Sue Moore, at  2moores@mlode.com .
State Leaders Forum button
2018 State Leaders' Forum 
November 9-11, 2018
Crowne Plaza San Diego-Mission Valley
2270 Hotel Circle North, San Diego, California, 92108
More information coming soon.
California 4-H State Horse Classic
July 27 – July 1, 2018

State Championship Horse Show : 4-H riders have this opportunity to compete at a level beyond local, county or regional events. Participants must pre-qualify at  qualifying horse shows

Educational contests : Educational contests allow members to showcase their equine knowledge. Contest offered include: Hippology, Horse Judging, Horse Bowl, and Public Speaking.

For more information, please visit the  Horse Classic event page
Curriculum Sale - 25% off
For the month of April, curriculum from Shop 4-H is 25% off!

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  • Computer Science Kits

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