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4-H Youth Development

Access more information about the Manatee County 4-H Youth Development Program here!

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 (941) 722-4524 ext. 1844