San Luis Obispo County 4-H

About SLO County 4-H

4-H: More than You Ever Imagined

4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning citizenship, leadership, and life skills. In California, 4-H is a nonformal educational youth development program administered by the University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE). Each county has local Extension staff who administer the program and provide guidance for volunteers who work directly with youth in their communities. 4-H is co-educational and available to all young people ages 5 through 19 regardless of race, creed, religion, color, national origin, or mental or physical handicaps.

We're proud that San Luis Obispo county has one of the largest 4-H programs in the state of California. Our 400 adult volunteers work together with over 1500 youth to help them reach their fullest potential, while strengthening the community as a whole. We have 30 separate 4-H clubs, each of which operates under the direction of a Community Club Leader and a team of 4-H officers. At the county level, our Program Development Board and Management Board fulfill the role of "Club Council" as found in other counties in California. Click here to learn more "Fun Facts" about SLO County 4-H.

Check it out! "News & Views" is our county-wide 4-H newsletter. It's a great way to keep in touch with what's going on in SLO County 4-H, including upcoming events and deadlines. It's published monthly by the 4-H office and member submissions are due by the fifteenth of each month. Click here to read the latest issue of News & Views. To receive News & Views by email, send your request to

4-H: More than You Ever Imagined

4-H has a rich heritage of agricultural and home economics based learning, but today's 4-H has so much more to offer. In SLO county alone, there are over 50 diverse projects that youth can participate in. These projects encompass everything from electronics to entomology, and photography to fashion. Of course, 4-H members can still raise a pig for the fair or learn to bake a delicious cake.

The 4-H Pledge

4-H Pledge