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Napa County UCCE

Napa County 4-H Youth Development Program

North Bay Wildfires

There have been devastating wildfires affecting Sonoma, Napa, and Lake counties, spreading over 100,000 acres, destroying at least 1,500 structures, and forcing 20,000 North Bay residents to evacuate. Weather conditions continue to change, the fires are not yet contained, so please know this is not over yet. There are five active fires.

We invite the 4-H community to help by:

  • Donate Food and other Items
    • Redwood Empire Food Bank at 3990 Brickway Blvd., Santa Rosa. 
    • Find specific needs for shelters at
  • Volunteer
    Over the next 72 hours, there is a critical need for shelter workers, health services and disaster mental health providers.
    • Red Cross
    • Redwood Empire Food Bank at 3990 Brickway Blvd., Santa Rosa

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.

Proclamation for National 4-H Week

2017 Proclamation Nat 4-H Week Napa

Join a 4-H Club

4-H clover
Want to join a 4-H Club? 
Contact Jim O'Neill at (707) 253-4221 or

Each 4-H Club offers various projects, including: arts & crafts, sewing, rocketry, dance, and more (see the full list). Countywide projects include: Raising animals such as rabbits, goats, horses, & poultry; teen leadership; and 4-H Summer Camp.

True leaders aren't born; they're grown

Napa 4-H Staff

Photo of Jim O'Neill Jim O'Neill
Title: 4-H YDP Representative
Specialty: Youth Development, Leadership, Camp, and Clubs
UC Cooperative Extension
1710 Soscol Avenue
Suite 4
Napa, CA 94559-1315
Phone: (707) 253-4146


Photo of Dr Steven M. Worker Dr Steven M. Worker
Title: 4-H Youth Development Advisor
Specialty: Educational research; design and research of out-of-school (informal) learning environments; positive youth development; science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education
1682 Novato Boulevard, Suite 150B
Novato, CA 94947-7021
Phone: (415) 473-4207

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