Youth Development

4-H Clubs & Affiliated 4-H Organizations

  • Davis, CA
  • ca4hfoundation.org

Mission Statement

The California 4-H Foundation is a private support organization that raises funds to support the University of California Youth Development Program in counties and cities across California through its Cooperative extension division. The University of California 4-H Youth Development Program engages youth in reaching their fullest potential while advancing the field of positive youth development..Positive youth development (PYD) is both an approach and an outcome that works proactively in helping youth connect to their passions, develop lifeskills and set goals to not only stay problem free but to become thriving, academically successful, engaged citizens grounded in scientific thinking and positively contributing in their communities. As such  PYD is a recipe for problem avoidance (gangs, drugs, alcohol, early pregnancy) as the research clearly demonstrates. But more importantly, does not stop with mere problem prevention but empowers youth to reach their optimum potential.

Main Programs

  1. Program 1
  2. 4-H Revolution of Responsibilty
  3. 4-H Science
  4. 4-H Healthy Living
  5. 4-H Citizenship
Service Areas

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California

California

ruling year

2012

Principal Officer

Self-reported

Ms. Annette Leeland

Keywords

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4-H, 4h, youth, leadership, community service, agriculture

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EIN

23-7327765

Physical Address

Davis,

Also Known As

California 4-H Foundation

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (T12)

Higher Education Institutions (B40)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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A 7 year longitudinal study that compares 4-H youth to their peers who are not in 4-H found that, when compared to other youth, young people involved in 4-H have higher educational achievement and higher motivation for future education. In addition, youth in 4-H are more civically active and make more positive contributions to their communities than youth in other out-of-school programs.
4-H’ers – regardless of their background, socio-economic status, race, and gender – thrive through the health/safety education and experiences they receive through 4-H programming. In fact, young people in 4-H are:
• More likely to have healthy eating and exercise habits,• Less likely to have sexual intercourse,• Shown to have had significantly lower drug, alcohol and cigarette use than their peers.
The advantages of 4-H participation also include higher educational achievement and higher motivation for future education. Young people in 4-H:• Report better grades, higher levels of academic competence, and an elevated level of engagement at school,• Are more likely to pursue future courses or a career in science, engineering, or computer technology.
The study also finds that girls in 4-H are more than twice as likely to participate in science, engineering, or computer technology programs than their peers. A notable trend of the study indicates that 4-H youth are three times more likely to actively contribute to their communities when compared with youth who do not participate in 4-H.
To learn more about The 4-H Study on Positive Youth Development, visit www.4-H.org/ about/ youth-development-research

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

The goal of the California 4-H Foundation is to provide California's youth with learn-by-doing educational experiences to enhance their lives and ultimately the state. 4-H provides participants with a caring, structured environment, teen and adult role models, and hands-on activities focusing on Citizenship, Leadership and Life Skills development.

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Program 2

4-H Revolution of Responsibilty

An initiative supporting 1000 community service learning projects in 1000 communities across California. Youth identify a need or issue in their community and design and implement a project to address it. The CA 4-H Foundation supports each project's budget with seed funding of up to $1000.

Category

Youth Development

Population(s) Served

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Program 3

4-H Science

$-H youth select science, engineering and technology projects as diverse as raising livestock, robotics, GIS mapping, digital photography and rocketry. Science-based curriculum developed and approved by the University of California is combined with the 4-H process that features experiential, inquiry-based learning, teamwork, leadership development anad youth and adult partnerships in  teaching and leading the projects

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Science & Technology

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Program 4

4-H Healthy Living

Youth participate in projects and activities designed to improve the physical, social, and emotional health of themselves and others. Projects can be as diverse as health and nutrition, cooking, gardening, anti-bullying , camping and physical activity. All projects are hands-on and focus on connecting youth with their own passions and interests, helping them develop a mindset that recognizes that effort leads to outcomes and supports goal setting, encourages selecting and pursuing strategies while developing the skill to change gears as needed to accomplish one's goals

Category

Food, Agriculture & Nutrition

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Program 5

4-H Citizenship

4H youth are three times more likely to be civically engaged in their communities than non-4 H youth. 4-H Citizenship encourages participation in civic education through California and Washington Focus and community service projects so that youth are active leaders and participants in the governmental and civic life of their communities

Category

Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy

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Service Areas

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California

California

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Financials

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THE CALIFORNIA 4-H FOUNDATION
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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4-H Clubs & Affiliated 4-H Organizations

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Ms. Annette Leeland

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Chris Thompson

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