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Club Meetings

Are held on the 2nd Thursday of each month from September to June. Most start at 7:00 pm and are held at Canyon Middle School, 19600 Cull Canyon Road, in Castro Valley.

The 4 H’s

The 4-H’s stand for Head, Heart, Hands, and Health.

4-H Pledge

As a true 4-H Member, I pledge my head to clear thinking, my heart to greater loyalty, my hands the larger service and my health to better living to my club, my community, my country and my world.

4-H Organizational Overview

Presentation on Poison Oak.

4-H is a community of youth across America learning leadership, citizenship and life skills. The University of California Cooperative Extension in cooperation with the U. S. Department of Agriculture, and Alameda County sponsor the local 4-H Youth Program. 4-H is a co-educational program available for youth aged 5-18. 4-H serves urban and rural families. The program's goals are to help youth develop into responsible and productive adults through the development and support of leadership teams of youth, adult volunteers and staff who organize educational project experiences in community based settings. Youth can become involved in learning new skills though specific projects. They can expand their leadership roles and independent thinking skills through committee work, project leadership and special teen leadership projects while working with a diverse community of youth and adults.

Opportunities in 4-H

4-H Project Groups provide the main source of activity for youth. Projects are designed so that youth “Learn by Doing” and youth enroll in activities that interest them. Projects offered include both animal and non-animal learning experiences. Local 4-H Club projects offered are dependent on adult volunteer leaders and may include Drama, Photography, Sewing, Knitting, Gardening, Horse, Swine, Sheep, Cats, Rabbits, Poultry and more. Member's may also join county-wide projects such as State Exchange, Citizenship and Square Dancing.

How to Get Involved

The 4-H Club serving Castro Valley, San Leandro and Hayward is Redwood 4-H. Monthly Redwood 4-H Community Club Meetings occur September through June on the second Thursdays of the month at 7pm. See Contacts/Links for all Alameda County Clubs.

Join the Fun by Joining 4-H!

A small fee (approximately $55) is charged each year to join 4-H. This covers group accident insurance and printing costs. Some projects may incur additional costs for materials. A local and county newsletter is distributed to all registered members.

Our Members

Our members are girls and boys ages 5–19 years old. There are Primary Members, Junior Members, and Senior Members.

The type of member is determined by the member’s age on January 1st of the program year, that is the January 1st that is in the middle of the year. For the 4-H year of August 16, 2012 – August 15, 2013, the age would be the member’s age on January 1, 2013.

Primary Members are between 5 and 8 years old. Junior Members are between 9 and 13 years old. Senior Members are between 14 and 18 years old.

Primary members may not enroll in any large animal projects and may be limited in other projects as well at the discretion of the project leader.