Welcome to the Calaveras County 4-H Program
"Head-Heart-Hands-Health" Whether youth participate in clubs, after school programs, day camps, or in other program settings, the 4-H Youth Development Program's mission and goals remain the same... to help youth develop to their full potential! 4-H Youth Development is a nonformal educational youth program, conducted by the University of California Cooperative Extension. The purpose of 4-H Youth Development is to help diverse young people discover and develop their potential and grow into competent, contributing, and caring citizens. Learn by doing activities, youth-adult partnerships, and research-based educational programs help young people enhance their leadership abilities and develop a wide range of other life skills. WHY: leadership/citizenship development; life skills education; strengthening youth-families-communities; advancing the field of youth development HOW: experiential education ("learn by doing"); bridging research and practice; building partnerships for programming and funding; cross-age learning and teaching; youth-adult partnerships WHERE: school enrichment programs; community clubs; special interest projects and programs; school-aged child care; camp experiences; independent study; distance learning
Calaveras 4-H Office Hours
Wednesday & Thursday: 9 to 4
Phone: 209-754-6474 or
Email: Jennifer Goerlitz
if you have any questions.
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Data source for California children
Posted 10/12/2011 - Kidsdata.org is a website managed by the Lucile Packard Foundation which provides local data on children in California. Some examples of recent posts on the site includes the cost of making ends meet for California families by county, information on...
Measuring program quality and youth outcomes
Posted 10/7/2011 - The Forum for Youth Investment produced a summary of tools for measuring program quality in 2009, Measuring Youth Program Quality. This report provided guidance on selecting an assessment tool for youth development programs, with information about...
Posted 10/5/2011 - Youth development advocate and researcher Peter Benson of the Search Institute in Minnesota passed away on October 2 after a battle with cancer. Peter Benson wrote many books and articles about youth development, and helped to develop several important...
Article on the adolescent brain
Posted 10/4/2011 - National Geographic has an interesting article up about Teenage Brains. The first full series of scans of the developing adolescent brain—a National Institutes of Health (NIH) project that studied over a hundred young people as they grew up during the...
Mixed methods research recommendations
Posted 9/8/2011 - The National Institutes of Health has issued new recommendations for best practices in performing mixed methods (quantitative and qualitative) research. The authors comment that the use of a combination of methods helps to shed light on complex problems...