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Youth Opportunities

What does 4-H offer for its youth members?

Projects:  Members have the opportunity to participate in one or more 4-H projects.  The purpose of project meetings is to guide the members in gaining knowledge, attitudes, skills, and habits needed to complete their work successfully.  See the list of California 4-H Projects, and know that if Imperial County doesn't offer this project yet, YOU can be a founding member!

Primary Members:  Primary members are youth between the ages of five and eight, enrolled in the 4-H program.  Primary members are 5 years old by December 31st of the program year.  Youth who turn 9 on or after January 1st must participate as a primary member until June 30th of the program year. Primary Member Fact Sheet

Leadership:  Members can achieve abroad understanding of the meaning of leadership and the characteristics of a true leader while exercising leadership skills through events and positions.  Check the sub tabs under "Youth Opportunities" for specific roles and events.

Citizenship:  4-H is designed to help members become better citizens in their community.  Through hands-on activities, members learn leadership, empathy, communication, and organization while expanding their role in decision-making processes.  With intentional connection to their communities, youth learn to understand "the big picture" and their role in civic affairs.  Check the sub tabs under "Youth Opportunities" for specific events and services.