News & Calendar
MESSAGE FROM THE STATE DIRECTOR
I am happy to announce that beginning July 1, 2021 the University of California 4-H Youth Development has relaxed some of the guidelines for in-person 4-H activities in accordance with State of California and University of California. The limited resumption of in-person activities will ensure the 4-H program continues to provide safe learning environments to protect youth and adults, while at the same time allowing for increased engagement and opportunities to build relationships and engage our communities.
Visit the California 4-H website for updated guidelines and resources.
I'm so very proud of how the California 4-H Youth Development Program conducted themselves and managed these very challenging 18-months. I greatly appreciate the leadership and dedication of our 4-H professionals and volunteers in successfully creating new opportunities to keep members engaged and thank all the members and families for your on-going interest and participation in the program.
Join Teen Council 2021-2022!
Are you 13+ and looking for a way to get involved?
Then represent your club at Teen Council!
Teen Council has new Advisers and great new ideas! Come to the virtual planning meeting on Friday, Nov 5 at 5:30pm. Use the link below to sign up!
Experience leadership at the county level and learn the skills to prepare you for future leadership as an Ambassador, at your school, in your community.
Help plan lots of fun activities! Keep in the know about county events! Keep your club members informed!
Scholarship Application Update!
The Scholarship Committee has approved a very important change in the Scholarship Application Process!
You can now submit a Scholarship Application at any time throughout the year. Applications will be reviewed each month after the 15th of the month. You will receive an acknowledgment that your application by the end of the month in which you submit an application.
So...calling all applications for upcoming events!
If you are considering attending Youth Summit you now have two more chances to get a scholarship - submit an application by Nov or Dec 15!
You can find the application form on our GENERAL FORMS PAGE
Then submit your application using this SURVEY
2021-2022 ENROLLMENT INFORMATION
IT'S TIME TO PREPARE FOR THE NEW PROGRAM YEAR!
Youth enrollment instructions:
Youth Project Leader Requirements:
Youth Leaders of projects must complete this COVID-19 Mitigation Training. Project Leaders must complete this Project Planning Guide & Syllbus 2021-2022 - fillable and submit it using this Project Proposal & Syllabus Survey NOTE: If a teen leader is co-leading a project with an adult Project Leader, they may be noted on the adult leader's Project Proposal & Syllabus and do not have to submit the form individually.
Adult Enrollment Instructions:
Complete LiveScan only if no current record is on file
Complete the 4-H Volunteer Training, new or returning (Some volunteers who had a break in service due to COVID may qualify for an exception and may complete the returning volunteer training plus the one-time child abuse reporting acknowledgement separately. Please contact the county office if you believe you qualify for this exception.) Link to training: https://campus.extension.org/
- Complete the COVID-19 Mitigation Training Survey
- Project Leaders must complete this Project Planning Guide & Syllbus 2021-2022 - fillable and submit it using this Adult Volunteer Training Acknowledgement & Project Proposal NOTE: Projects will not be added to club project lists until all mandatory requirements are met by the Project Leader. Youth will not be able to enroll in your project until it is added to the club project list in 4Honline 2.0.
November County Council Meeting Will Be Virtual!
The October Council Meeting happened Tuesday, Oct 26 at 7pm. Minutes coming soon!
You can click to watch the RECORDING and use this passcode: iDY9!=bM
All members are welcome to attend council meetings. A lot of important information is shared and decisions are made that affect everyone. Please attend on a regular basis to stay up-to-date!
Check back here for the agenda!
Registration for this meeting is required for extra security REGISTER HERE
Join a County Committee
Make today the day you join one of the county committees that work to ensure OC 4-H programs, activities and events are the best they can be!
Volunteers are needed on several committees. Register here today!
Countywide Projects on the Horizon
Countywide Projects were a great success last year!
Wanna join a project and get in on the fun this year?
Have an idea for a new countywide project?
Wanna lead or co-lead a project?
You can make a difference in the lives of OC kids!
We are so grateful to our donors in the big fundraising campaigns like Big Dig Day and Giving Tuesday, but we also appreciate those who think of us all year long!
It's always a good time to support a great organization like 4-H and help youth all over Orange County find their spark and follow their passion!
Make a difference! Be a donor!
4-H Program Calendar
County Events Calendar
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