In-School & Enrichment Programs
This delivery mode consists of an organized group of youth members, supervised by a team of school staff or appointed 4-H adult volunteers, with a planned program that is carried out through all or most of the year. 4-H YDP in-school clubs are chartered and may have elected officers and approved operating procedures to govern the club; and for very young members, other developmentally appropriate structures and operating procedures.
In-school clubs meet during school hours, may have officers, and have planned activities beyond school enrichment.
After-school clubs are organized within after-school programs administered by UCCE 4-H YDP staff or other organizations (i.e., other youth development organizations, housing authorities). They meet the above definitions of a 4-H YDP club and the young people and adult staff identify themselves as 4-H members and 4-H adult volunteers. They may have officers and elements of a club structure.
Special Interest (SPIN) & Enrichment Programs
Special Interest (SPIN) Programs consist of groups of 4-H members who meet for a special learning experience that involves direct teaching by UCCE 4-H YDP staff, program staff, or trained 4-H adult volunteers or teen leaders. The program is not part of a club or school curriculum but may occur at a school site. The duration of the direct audience contact for this delivery mode is at least six (6) hours over a period of several weeks.
How can I participate?
When the youth members are under the direct supervision of school or program personnel and do not participate in any out-of-school 4-H activities or events, no state 4-H program fees are required. Instead, the members are enrolled in a group enrollment. Group enrollment is completed by school or program personnel.
Any of these members may choose to participate in out-of-school 4-H activities, such as camps and countywide events, and would enroll as individual members and pay the required state and county enrollment fees. Fees cover insurance, staff, program development and support. Membership opportunities at the county level include events, teen council, and member recognition; opportunities at the state level include a variety of conferences, camps, contests, and scholarships.
Individuals may enroll here: Enroll in 4-H