June 2018
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2018-2019 State Program Fees - Starting July 1, 2018

$54 Youth
$18 Adult Volunteers
Counties and clubs may also have a separate fee .

We believe that 4-H should be accessible to everyone and, therefore, fee waivers will continue to be available for qualifying families (contact the local County 4-H Office for more information). 4-H is still relatively inexpensive compared to other youth activities such as youth football or soccer (which start at several hundred dollars a season). And, youth who participate in 4-H are more likely to excel in school, participate and be interested in science, make more healthy choices, contribute to their communities and thrive today and in the future.

More information can be found in the May 2018 Newsletter
4h Online System Offline
June 30 - July 2, 2018
To prepare for the 2018-2019 4-H enrollment year, the 4hOnline enrollment system will be unavailable beginning at 5:00 pm on June 30 through 8:00 am July 2.

An offline notice will be added to the 4hOnline site during this time to alerts users.

Please contact your County 4-H Office staff, http://4h.ucanr.edu/contactus/County/ , for help or questions regarding 4hOnline enrollment for 2018-2019. 
Welcome to the Team, Ethan !
I'd like to e-introduce everyone to Ethan Ho, the new Bay/Coast Area Director on the California 4-H Management Board. I'm excited about the ideas and enthusiasm he has brought to our team already. You may have already heard from him, and certainly will be more over the next year! You can reach him at etho@ucanr.edu

~ Curtis Ullerich, California 4-H Management Board Chair
Here's a short introduction of himself:

My name is Ethan Ho and I am excited to be the next Bay/Coast Area Director. I am 17 years old and a rising senior at Los Altos High School. This is my 12th year in 4-H and a proud member from Santa Clara County. I have held a number of leadership roles in the Santa Clara County over the years and am currently the Vice President of my club, County Ambassador, and Teen Leader of multiple projects. In addition to raising Pygmy Goats and Lambs, I am an avid cyclist as well as the Varsity Captain of the Los Altos High School Badminton Team. I am delighted to get to meet you all at one of our events!! ~ Ethan 
Ethan Ho-Area Director
Ethan Ho, Bay/Coast Area Director
National Youth Science Day is October 3 2018
This October, 4‑H and Google will launch an exciting National Youth Science Day challenge, Code Your World, which invites kids to get involved in computer science through hands-on doing.

Code Your World is a four-part computer science (CS) challenge that teaches kids to apply CS to the world around them through hands-on activities. Developed by West Virginia University Extension Service and Google, it includes a computer-based activity on Google’s CS First platform and three unplugged activities that bring coding to life through games and interaction.

Code Your World uses games and hands-on fun to teach kids important CS and computational thinking concepts, and is perfect for first-time and beginner coders ages 8-14.

Sign up to stay updated with resources and ways to get involved with National Youth Science Day and Code Your World!
2018 National Youth Science Day Kit

Pre-order this year's National Youth Science Day at the discounted price of $19.95!

Discounted price is for a limited time only.
Standard price is $21.95.
Order your kit now using our links and California 4-H receives 2% of your total purchases!

Invite kids to get involved in computer science through hands-on doing with our Code Your World Challenge.

4-H Film Fest 2018
Calling all Filmmakers ages 11-18!
See your films on the big screen, learn from film and TV professionals, and meet other youth filmmakers from across the country!

FilmFest 4‑H is calling for film submissions for the 2018 national 4‑H Film Festival, July 31 – August 1 in Columbia, Missouri. Submissions must be received by July 15! FilmFest 4‑H is a national creative arts event for youth who are filmmakers, visual artists, aspiring actors, or just interested in meeting other creative people! FilmFest helps youth become producers, not just consumers, of digital media. 
4, 3, 2, 1 .... Blast off
Have you ever heard “For every action, there is an opposite and equal reaction”?
In this activity, youth will test Isaac Newton’s third law of motion by propelling a “rocket” using gas pressure. 
All you need are materials that you can find at home!
This project is from our Bayer, a National 4-H partner. Please see their site for more STEM activities: MakingScienceMakeSense.com
Bayer and National 4-H: Science Matters
Science Matters is a partnership between National 4-H and Bayer. We're excited to share their new video about the partnership with you! Learn more about Science Matters on the National 4-H website. The video features our own Charles Go, 4-H Youth Development Advisor for Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, as well as many other California 4-H'ers. See if you can spot them!
2018 4-H Higher Education Scholarship Applications
DUE August 5, 2018
The UC 4-H Youth Development Program is committed to promoting higher education. With help from donors, statewide scholarships are available for graduating high school seniors and college-attending students.
7 Scholarships Available through UC 4-H

  • Award notification is typically sent out late October with award money dispersed in January
  • Applicants may apply for multiple scholarships but are only eligible to receive one scholarship per year. Previous scholarship recipients may reapply.
  • Gather your materials and read the essay prompts BEFORE starting the online application.
The candidate for any 4-H scholarship must be:
  • A high school senior, graduate, or equivalent who is already enrolled in or accepted to an institution of higher education. Institutions of higher education include accredited vocational schools, colleges or universities.
  • Enrolled in the UC 4-H Youth Development Program at the time of high school graduation or equivalent, such as receiving a General Education Diploma (GED)
  • Enrolled or planning to enroll in at least half of the full-time course load as defined by the applicant's institution. 
  • Not older than 25 as of December 31st of the application year.
The online application will require:
  • Academic Transcript
  • Proof of Enrollment in or acceptance to an institution of higher education (if student is high school senior)
  • Resume (4-H Resume)
  • Essay/Short Answer Questions related to the intent of the scholarship (maximum 3000 characters each)
  • Plan ahead and view essay/short answer prompts before you apply.
Register now for upcoming 4-H Events
Animal Science Symposium logo
Animal Science Symposium
June 19-20, 2018
UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine
One Shields Avenue, Davis, California

The 2018 Animal Science Symposium is a professional development opportunity for 4-H staff, volunteers, and teens that focuses on best practices in animal care and positive youth development.

Topics for the 2018 4-H Animal Science Symposium include: animal health, biosecurity, animal welfare, and careers in veterinary medicine. 

New this year – the Symposium will be open to 10 4-H teens to participate in the symposium!

Space is limited!
Come to SLC 2018!
Held at the University of California, Davis the annual California 4-H State Leadership Conference brings together youth from across California for leadership training, networking, and a memorable learning experience.

  • Advanced leadership training

  • Network and share ideas with other 4-H members from across the state.

  • Experiential education on leadership development, civic engagement, college admissions and other 4-H project areas.

  • Experience a slice of college life: live in the residence halls, eat in the dining commons, and participate in educational sessions, many of which are taught by University of California faculty and staff.
WHO CAN ATTEND:  Youth ages 13-19. If you are not currently enrolled in 4-H, please contact Jenna Colburn at  jcolburn@ucanr.edu .

 QUESTIONS:  Contact the conference coordinator  4hslc@ucanr.edu  or 530-750-1336  
For more information, attendance options or to register, visit the SLC event page

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My National Experience

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Congratulations Class of 2018!
Congratulations to all our graduating 4-H'ers in the Class of 2018! You are #CA4HGrown and we want to stay in touch!

Please update your profile to be added to the mailing list for Young Adult Opportunities. We'll be sending out email notices of opportunities for you to be involved in 4-H as a young adult in different ways, such as:
  • Program Assistants for SLC
  • Evaluators for area and state competitions
  • Facilitators for National 4-H Conference in Washington, DC
  • Program Assistants for CWF and LWF in Wash DC
  • Scholarships available for college
2018 4-H Graduates
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