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4-H YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

The 4-H Youth Development Program provides educational experiences through a "learn by doing" approach and helps youth acquire knowledge, develop life skills, and form attitudes to enable them to become self-directed, productive, and contributing members of society. Through 4-H experiences and relationships, youth build better lives and become better stewards, employees, community citizens, and leaders.

Program topics include:

  • Traditional 4-H Clubs
  • Neighborhood 4-H Clubs
  • 200-plus 4-H Project Areas
  • Citizen, Leadership, and Life Skills Development
  • Adult Volunteer Leadership Development

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RECENT 4-H BLOG POSTS

EVENT: Engineering open house for youth

Join us Sept. 18 for an open house to showcase for youth the array of engineering paths, careers and options available. From 6-8 p.m., co-hosts UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County 4-H and Sarasota UF Innovation Station will highlight the field of...
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EVENT: The lowdown on Florida snakes

Many people fear snakes, but did you know that they are actually very beneficial animals? Join us July 12 for our free "Florida Snakes" class to learn an array of...
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‘Tis the season for 4-H

While many of us are making holiday preparations this time of year, our 4-H youth and volunteers are fully engaged in their projects and preparing for various competitions, shows and opportunities in the new year. Through 4-H youth development,...
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