The California 4-H centennial marks our 100 years as an innovative, research-based youth development program. The centennial offers us the opportunity to celebrate our past and create our future. For 100 years, 4-H youth have brought information and innovation solutions to their families and communities that has served to strengthen agricultural technology and that tradition continues today.
For the next 100 years, 4-H youth will be the ones to solve our most complex societal challenges-such as obesity, poverty, depletion of natural resources, climate change, employment and food insecurity. 4-H youth will be the leaders for change-this is our Revolution of Responsibility!
The University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources delivers the 4-H Youth Development Program through the Cooperative Extension System in every county. The 4-H YDP provides high-quality educational experiences to over 72,000 young people annually through clubs, camps, school enrichment and afterschool programming. The statewide 4-H program is powered by 17,000 local volunteers who receive training and support from professional staff in best practices for youth development. It is estimated there are one million 4-H alumni in California today, who are industry leaders in agriculture, government, education and technology, as well as engaged and philanthropic members of their community