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4-H Youth


4-H is the nation’s largest youth development organization. 4-H is a non-formal, practical educational program for youth, ages 5-18. Florida 4-H is the youth development program of Florida Cooperative Extension, a part of the University of Florida IFAS. The Florida 4-H Youth Development Program uses a learn-by-doing approach and caring adults to help youth gain the knowledge and life skills they need to be productive, responsible citizens. 

Manatee County 4-H consists of a variety of programs that teach youth life skills to help them grow to be successful adults. 


Alexandra Draper, 4-H Youth Development Extension Agent II

Phone: (941) 722-4524  ext. 1844


4-H Blogs

Call for Submissions: 2023 UF/IFAS 4-H Honey Bee Essay Competition

Attention, UF/IFAS 4-H'ers! The UF/IFAS Honey Bee Research and Extension Laboratory (UF HBREL) is currently accepting submissions in response to the 2023 American Beekeeping Federation Foundation 4-H competition call for entries. Since national...

Join Brevard County 4-H for the 8th Annual 4-H Fair and Market Poultry Auction

Come join Brevard County 4-H for our annual 4-H Fair & Market Poultry Auction on Friday, March 31st, and Saturday, April 1st at the UF/IFAS Extension Brevard County office in Cocoa! This event is free and open to the public, so be sure to...

January – National Mentoring Month

Did you know January is National Mentoring Month?  The definition of a mentor is an experienced or trusted advisor. In life, many of us have mentors whom we look up to and seek advice from. Did you know mentoring benefits both the mentor and the...


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