4-H Update
December 2020 View as Webpage
The state 4-H office will be closed from December 24,2020 through January 1st, 2021. We will be back and ready to start the new year on January 4th, 2021!
Wishing all of you a safe and restful winter break.
From the State Office
giving Tuesday thank you
We're still tallying the numbers...but thanks to your record breaking generosity, as of midnight on #GivingTuesday, you helped raise more than $100,000 for the 4-H Youth Development Program in California!

We appreciate all your support!

Thank you also to the California 4-H Foundation Board of Directors for their generosity with their matching gift and 100 percent participation on #GivingTuesday.
The California 4-H GroundSwell Visa
Debit Card is now available!
Start the holidays and your new year with a card that gives to your local county 4-H every time you shop!

Go to bit.ly/ca4hcard and fill out the form at the bottom of the page. Look for an email invitation with private link to apply for the 4-H Card. Complete the application right away. Card arrives in 7-10 days!

Team up with other 4-H families in your county. Make a monthly spending and RoundUp group goal to win together!

Get others to join in - the more cards and spending, the merrier for your local 4-H!
Available to anyone in the U.S. age 18 or older. 
4hOnline Tip
The family email address in 4hOnline is used for important communication.

As such, the email must be a valid address and regularly updated.

Please check your family email address in 4hOnline to make sure it is accurate and current.
News for the State Fashion Revue Committee

Hooray! State Fashion Revue is returning in May 2021 as a virtual event! Members will still need to qualify as County Winners at their County Fashion Revues, but do not need to sew or assemble their outfits as part of the sewing project. The five categories from 2020 are held over for 2021. If your county only has a few members interested in fashion revue, consider joining a neighboring county for a joint event. If your county has a well-organized event, consider inviting a nearby county to join you. We are all learning how to conduct virtual events, so contact us if we can help you.
2021 SFR Service Projects: We had requests to repeat the Port Pillow project, so check out the flyer on the SFR webpage. They’re easy to sew and can be made out of small pieces of fabric. Donate them locally in your own county and let us know how many were made. Cancer patients with ports for chemotherapy really appreciate them! Of course, we hope all 4-H sewers are still making masks for yourselves, your families, and friends. The newest guidelines say they should be at least 2 layers and they help protect the wearer and others.

Visit our website for more information about State Fashion Revue
The 2021 Youth Animal Science Drive-Thru is an educational event for youth (and their adult leaders, teachers, and mentors) who raise, care, breed, show, or are interested in learning more about livestock animal production in the areas of (1) beef cattle, (2) dairy cattle, (3) small ruminants (sheep and goats), (4) swine, and (5) poultry. 

Invited Participants: Youth (any age) and adults from youth organizations who provide animal science education, including 4-H, FFA, and Grange.
Event Layout
  • Drive-thru stations: the concourse will be lined with stations; each station will have presenters who share information/provide demonstrations on a topic
  • Each agriculture track is species specific and will have their own set of stations and individual time slot
  • Multiple presenters per station will allow for a steady flow of vehicles through the various interactive stations
Registration opening in January 2021.

For questions, contact Suzanne Amaral, Napa 4-H Program Coordinator, suzanne.amaral@countyofnapa.org
Save the Dates
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2021 Virtual Youth Summit
March 26-28, 2021
Ages 11-13
2021 Virtual State Leadership Conference
July 23-25, 2021