About Us

Redwood 4-H Club

4-H is not only about raising animals, it's also a great way for kids to learn leadership, teamwork, public speaking, community service, make friends and have fun. Established in the early 1970s run by a group of dedicated volunteers, Redwood 4-H Club serves members in Castro Valley and surrounding cities. 

Redwood 4-H strives to uphold the CA 4-H core values to create future leaders with a focus on teaching leadership, communication skills and promoting healthy living. We offer several projects led by screened adult volunteers and teen leaders, catering to youth with all kinds of skills and interests. It's a fun way to explore different interests, learn new skills and submit projects to the County Fair.

Video made by 2022-2023 Club President and youth members:

What Kids love about 4-H

What Parents love about 4-H

What Redwood 4-H does

Monthly Community Club Meetings

Join us for announcements, presentations, guest speakers, discussions, games, snacks and time for families to meet and socialize. 

Elected youth officers run the club meetings, learning valuable parliamentary procedures, organization and leadership skills. The meetings have a theme and consist of ice breakers, Business, Program, Project Reports, Service Project, Recreation and Refreshments that the youth officers plan for each club meeting at their Officer Meetings. 


Projects are smaller groups of 4-Hers that typically meet once a month to learn by doing and acquire skills around the project's topic. Redwood 4-H offers many Projects, catering to youth with all kinds of skills and interests. Once per year, each project brings the snacks to one Club Meeting.

Socials, Service Projects and Workshops

We hold two potlucks and we have service projects to give back to the community. We will be adding more socials and single day workshops this year so youth have more learning opportunites and families have more time to connect. We're planing county fair project days for time to make and learn how to submit items into the Alameda County Fair.