Dear Central Sierra 4-H Family,
I hope you are staying warm as we prepare for more rain and snow. We are excited to share our 4-H news with you, especially projects that have been happening in South Lake Tahoe in partnership with the Boys and Girls Club. The Tractor Supply Paper Clover fundraiser was a success, and I hope you will consider making a donation to your local 4-H programs on #GivingTuesday November, 29, 2022. Read on to explore upcoming events, see what's happening in your county, and how you can get involved!
JoLynn Miller
4-H Advisor
UCCE Central Sierra
4-H Collaborates with Boys & Girls Club of South Lake Tahoe

In South Lake Tahoe, we have two 4-H groups where Boys and Girls club members in 4th and 5th grade can choose to join. The two clubs are the 5th grade Teens as Teachers and the 4th grade Student Nutrition Advisory Council Club or SNAC Club. Here is a look at our Teens as Teachers group!
In Teens as Teachers, students get to learn advanced cooking skills and explore making different recipes from different cultures around the world. On November 3, the 5th grade chefs made their first cultural dish from Mexico. In honor of “Día de los Muertos” or “Day of the Dead” celebrations, student chefs made a delicious traditional hominy soup called “Pozole”. Students added chicken to their pozole making it a protein rich meal. Their prep work included slicing, chopping, cutting, and blending different vegetables, such as radishes, onions, limes, cabbage, garlic, and California chiles. They had fun learning where the country of Mexico was on a map, and they got to start a cooking journal to document their recipes. Students enjoyed eating together and some tried pozole for the first time! It was very satisfying to hear students say how delicious their meal was, especially since it was a group effort to make it. The pozole recipe can be found on Pozole with Chicken ( Enjoy these pictures!
Want to represent 4-H at the National level?
Apply to be a California 4-H delegate for the 2023 National 4-H Conference!

The National 4-H Conference is the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture's premier youth development opportunity to engage youth in developing recommendations for the 4-H Youth Development Program.

Any 4-H youth members, ages 16 – 19, who have not participated in the National 4-H Conference may apply. Applications must be submitted online and include a 4-H Resume. Each applicant is required to have two references, one from a county staff person and the other from a 4-H member or recent alumni. The reference must be submitted through the online reference form. 

All costs are covered for the California 4-H delegation thanks to a generous sponsorship from the Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Foundation through the California 4-H Foundation. MORE INFORMATION
Shop 4-H Offering New Fiber Arts Curriculum

Exploring Fiber Arts introduces 4-H members to 11 art forms involving fibers and different techniques to create dazzling pieces to use, wear, and display. This guide serves as a starting point for learning several skills, pointing youth to resources, listing potential projects, and teaching the basic history of the craft. Art forms introduced in this guide are basketry, braiding, embroidery, felting, hooking, macramé and tatting, needlepoint, papermaking, quilting, spinning, and weaving. Exploring Fiber Arts is a great resource for anyone looking to get started in the fiber arts! Ask your program representative for a copy or buy your own. SHOP NOW
4-H Activity Tracker

Need a quick and simple way to capture your 4-H activities? Thanks to Alameda County 4-H member Harini Muthu and her Emerald Star project, there’s an app for that! The free app was created to aid 4-H members with the completion of the PDR section of the Record Book. It helps them keep track of the activities they participate in as well as all the relevant information for the activities. Download for iOS / Download for Android
California 4-H Transitioning from Star Ranking System

This year we are starting the transition to a new achievement recognition program. The Star Ranking system will transition to this new system in phases. Phase 1 is the Spark Achievement Program. This is designed for new and Junior 4-H members who haven’t started the Star Ranking system yet. Join a webinar to learn more about Phase 1 and how this new program will benefit your club and members!
UCCE Central Sierra 4-H Contacts
Amador & El Dorado
Angela Johnson, Administrative Assistant | (530) 621-5503
Calaveras & Tuolumne
Lauren Griffith, Administrative Assistant | (209) 533-5695
Region 6
(Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer & Tuolumne)
Vera M. Bullard, 4-H Regional Program Coordinator | 1-209-418-8600
We would love the opportunity to deliver more information to our 4-H families. If you have an event, article or announcement that you would like considered for publication in our monthly newsletter, please email to by the 10th of the month for publication on the 15th.
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