UCCE Sonoma County
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UCCE Sonoma County

Geographic Areas

  1. Defining Geographic Areas   
    Geographic areas are program service areas in a county. They are delineated by the following general criteria:
    1. Geographic areas cannot be formed based on race, color, or national origin.
    2. Geographic areas should be formed with boundaries that have a high degree of permanence, such as school districts, rivers, ridges, roads, and county borders.
    3. Geographic areas should be limited to a size that permits effective planning and management of the program, 4-H special interest groups, and/or 4-H units.
    4. Geographic areas should reflect the manner in which the program is conducted.
    5. Geographic areas provide a basis for planning and implementing programs.
    6. These geographic areas can help to identify one-race 4-H units. Such units, when they do not reflect the diversity of their particular community, need to make “All Reasonable Efforts” (ARE) to diversify the membership.  
  2. Under-served Communities
    Geographic areas can help to identify communities not being reached effectively by the 4-H YDP.

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