The University of California Cooperative Extension 4-H Youth Development Program serves youth in grades K-12. Its educational program assists youth in their development by:
Providing learn-by-doing educational experiences
Developing skills that benefit youth throughout life strengthening families and communities
Fostering leadership and volunteerism in youth and adults
Building partnerships for programming and funding
Using research-based knowledge from the land-grant university system Shasta County continues to serve its ever-growing diverse population through traditional clubs, after school clubs and home school settings.