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November 2023

4-H Update

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UC Enrollment Webinar

Thinking about applying to the University of California? Jacquelyn Ross, a 4-H Alumna and senior UC Admissions officer, has offered to host a workshop for 4-H youth and families. Don't miss this great opportunity to get your questions answered and get some great tips on how to fill out the admissions application.

Tuesday, November 7, 2023

6pm to 7:30 pm

Register and submit your questions at ua.ucdavis.edu/register/4-H

Teen Leader Essential Series

We are excited that our Teen Leadership Essential Series has kicked off with such strong interest! Up to 75 people have registered to attend the past two workshops; unfortunately, very few people have shown up. We have sent reminders via email and have now added an option to get reminders via Remind text.

It is very difficult for our State Ambassadors to properly plan for an interactive experience when the number attending is significantly different from the number registered. Please make every effort to attend. The State Ambassadors have worked hard to make these workshops beneficial, relevant and interactive for young leaders and their advisors to gain the skills they need to succeed.

Please join us for our next workshop-

Managing your Goals and Building Consensus

November 15, 2023, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Goal Management and decision making are key components to true success as a team. This workshop guides you through goal selection and how to make decisions cooperatively.

Sign up before 3pm on Nov. 15 for the link to join.

See our full list of workshops.

Discover eXtension Support: Elevate Your 4-H Learning Experience!

At the Learning Center you can find information about:

  • Required Courses: Access essential knowledge tailored to your volunteer journey. 
  • Tutorials: Master our Learning Management System to maximize your learning potential.

Need a little help getting started? We've got your back!

Login Assistance: Forgotten passwords or account access troubles? Reach out to the eXtension team directly at campushelp@extension.org.

Technical Support: If you encounter any bumps along the way while exploring the fantastic courses CA 4-H has to offer, simply submit a support ticket. We'll swiftly address your concerns and keep you on the path to success. Your success is our priority!

#GivingTuesday is November 28

Support 4-H on #GivingTuesday, November 28, the worldwide day of giving! This year, you can double your donation, thanks to the California 4-H Foundation! Counties can receive up to $3,000 in matching funds for donations submitted between 12am and 12pm on November 28. Donate at ucanr.edu/GivingTuesday

National 4-H Conference Applications Close November 30

What makes the National 4-H Conference different? 

  • This is the only 4-H Conference hosted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Known as “the Secretary’s Conference,” the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), has administered the National 4-H Conference on behalf of the Secretary of Agriculture in Washington, DC since 1927.
  • 4-H delegates from every state, territory and Canada participate in conference roundtables and present the youth perspective on a range of issues directly with federal partner agencies and congressional committees.
  • Conference travel and expenses are covered by a generous grant from the Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Foundation.

For application requirements and to apply, please see the National 4-H Conference event page.

Join the 2024 State Leadership Conference planning team

There are many exciting opportunities for you to be involved in the State Leadership Conference. Youth and Adult volunteers are needed. Applications are due December 15, 2023.

Apply Now

Returning Volunteers Overlap of Service

December 31st marks the end of the 6 month overlap of service that allows Adult Volunteers that were enrolled in the previous year to continue to serve the program.

Please make sure you complete all Volunteer appointment requirements so your enrollment may be approved in ZSuite before January 1st.* Those volunteers that do not have an approved and Active enrollment as of January 1st may not serve as an active Adult Volunteer.

As you enroll and re-enroll in 4-H, please be sure to reference the available resources found on the Enrollment Page.

  • Please check with your county 4-H offices on their staff availability during the holidays to approve enrollments. UC ANR and UCCE offices will be closed for the holidays and winter curtailment from December 25th, 2023 to January 2nd, 2024.

Holiday Schedule

UC ANR and UCCE offices will be closed in observance of the following holiday schedule:

November 10 Veterans Day

November 23-24 Thanksgiving

December 25 to January 2 Winter curtailment

Save the Date for the Camping Conference

Save the Date for the California 4-H Camping Conference March 8-10, 2024.

Camping Conference is open to everyone; camp directors, leaders, and teen leaders, as well as those with an interest in camp or who are looking to start a new camp.

Save the Date for 4-H Horse Classic

2024 California 4-H Horse Classic 

July 6-7 Educational Contests

July 6-10 Horse Classic

Brookside Show Park, Elk Grove, CA

See more upcoming events

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