Sonoma County 4-H Positive Youth Development

Sonoma County 4-H uses the Positive Youth Development model to help participants develop competence, confidence, character, connection and caring. The strategy focuses on three key areas:

  • Positive and sustained relationships between youth and adults;
  • Activities that build important life skills;
  • Opportunities for youth to use these skills as participants and leaders in valued community activities.

Accepted to the Portfolio: August 2015

Target Outcomes

Short Term Outcomes

  • Positive youth-adult relationships

Long Term Outcomes

  • Increased civic engagement

Target Population


  • Youth, Kindergarten - 12th grade

Service Area


  • Southeast (District 1)
  • Southwest (District 2)
  • Central (District 3)
  • Northeast (District 4)
  • Northwest (District 5)

Program Implementers

The following organizations implement this program locally:

Sonoma County 4-H Clubs

Sonoma County 4-H Clubs

Program Funders

Many thanks to the following funders for making this program possible.

Local Funders

  • County of Sonoma
  • Sonoma County 4-H Council
  • University of California Cooperative Extension
  • United States Department of Agriculture

Other Funders

  • Grants
  • Independent club fund raising
  • National 4-H Council
  • State 4-H Council