Napa County 4-H Youth Development Program
What is 4-H?
The Napa County 4-H program helps young people, ages 5-19, reach their fullest potential as competent, confident individuals who contribute to and are connected with their communities.
In 4-H programs, youth serve in leadership roles where they set goals, develop plans, complete projects, and reflect on their experiences.
Using an experiential educational model, 4-H helps youth develop essential skills that they will use throughout their lives, such as identifying and nurturing interests, desiring knowledge, setting goals, self-reflection, adapting to new situations, communicating, and responding to the needs of others.
Join a 4-H Club
Want to join a 4-H club in Napa County?
Contact Jim O'Neill at (707) 253-4221 or
Some Club level projects include:
Arts & Crafts
Countywide projects include:
Raising animals such as rabbits, goats, horses, & poultry
4-H Summer Camp
The 4-H Pledge
My Head to clearer thinking,
My Heart to greater loyalty,
My Hands to larger service,
and my Health to better living,
For my club, my community,
my country, and my world
Napa 4-H Staff
True leaders aren't born; they're grown
Who are we?
The 4-H Youth Development Program is a youth develop program managed 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? community clubs; special interest projects and programs; school-aged child care; camp experiences; independent study; distance learning