What is 4H?
4-H is a global network of youth organizations whose mission is to engage youth to reach their fullest potential while advancing the field of youth development.
The goal of 4-H is to develop citizenship, leadership, responsibility and life skills of youth through experiential learning programs and a positive youth development approach. Though typically thought of as an agriculturally focused organization as a result of its history, 4-H today focuses on citizenship, healthy living, science, engineering, and technology programs.
Head, Heart, Hands, and Health - these are the 4 "H"s in 4-H.
Olivenhain Valley 4-H club is a local chapter of the University of California 4-H Youth Development program.
We have members from all over North San Diego County including Encinitas, Carlsbad, Rancho Santa Fe, Del Mar, Carmel Valley, Escondido, and San Marcos.
Our members complete hands-on projects in areas like health, science, agriculture and citizenship, in a positive environment where they receive guidance from adult mentors and are encouraged to take on proactive leadership roles.
4‑H empowers young people with the skills to lead for a lifetime. It’s a research-based experience that includes a mentor, a hands-on project, and a meaningful leadership opportunity.
Based on their interests and guided by adult mentors, youth develop their own pathway in 4‑H. They select from a broad menu of projects unique to Olivenhain Valley 4-H. There are hands-on, learn-by-doing, opportunities for everyone. Check out all of our club projects HERE. (link to project list)