"To Make the Best Better"
Welcome to the Monterey County 4-H Program, we have approximately 800 youth enrolled in local 4-H programs and nearly 300 adult volunteers engaging youth in varied learning experiences. There are seventeen clubs in the county, covering almost all geographic areas. Our mission is to engage youth in reaching their fullest potential while advancing the field of youth development.
|Monterey County Fair||8/27/2014|
|Holiday - Office Closed||9/1/2014|
|Santa Cruz County Fair||9/9/2014|
|Leaders Council Meeting||9/16/2014|
|Achievement Night & Dance||9/20/2014|
2014 - 2015 All Stars
The County 4-H All Star Program is for the teen member who has earned all their star ranks to the gold level. All Stars act as visible 4-H members - role models for their fellow 4-H members, their community, their county, and their world.They will serve a one year term from July to June.
The 4-H members, who are comprised of 4 local clubs, are:
- Trent Baldwin
- Ellie Milanesa
- Jocelyn Sosa
- Emily Violini
- Travis Violini
- Megan Wasson
- Ashley Wilson
During the installation, they each received a piece of a puzzle that signified that all the pieces must be put together to create an effective team. They also received their own bright yellow with purple star to wear on their 4-H hat during the year that signifies their All Star rank.
The All Stars will collaborate with the program offices to design a plan within the established 4-H county guidelines. Their "Plan of Action" includes planning and leading a county 4-H educational outreach, leading 4-H events, visiting clubs, participating in 4-H Leader Council meetings and presenting the 4-H program to other agencies.
Their Advisor is Catherine Higgins who served as an All Star from 1993 to 1994. Her volunteer role is to guide and facilitate the teens to help them meet their goals.
Monterey County 4-H historical documents show local 4-H All Stars dating back to 1939 with Bob Bianchi from Mission 4-H and Mary Shonts (Miller) from Aromas 4-H as possibly the first to serve in this position.
To find out more about the All Star Program in the Monterey County 4-H program, contact the 4-H offices at 831-759-7386.