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POLK COUNTY 4-H YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

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The UF/IFAS Extension 4-H Youth Development Program uses a learn-by-doing approach to help youth gain the knowledge and skills they need to be responsible, productive citizens.  This mission is accomplished by creating safe and inclusive learning environments, involving caring adults, and utilizing the expertise and resources of the University of Florida and the nationwide land grant university system.

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 4-H Youth

Polk County 4-H is for youth 5-18 years of age (as of Sept. 1). In this section of the website, you will find more information about the 4-H program, how to become a 4-H member, and resources for current members. More info ...

Group of happy adult Florida 4-H volunteers

 4-H Volunteers

Polk County 4-H relies on it's fabulous volunteers to deliver 4-H programming. Find more information on how to become a 4-H volunteer and various resources to support your role, on this page.  More info ... 

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CONTACT

Shreemoyee "Shree" Ghosh

4-H Youth Development

Extension Agent I, M.S.

863-519-1073

shreemoyee.ghosh@ufl.edu

RECENT POLK 4-H BLOG POSTS

Cooperative Learning in 4-H

Learning environment demonstrates the overall structure of a learning goal (Johnson and Johnson,  1989). Cooperative Learning (CL) framework enables learners to work together as a group to accomplish a shared goal with a leader facilitating...
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4-H Runs on Volunteers!

Which groups of kids can belong to a 4-H club? Choose the best answer: Kids and youth ages 5-18 Kids who are Latino, White, Black, Asian, Native American, Pacific Islander, Eskimo, and combinations of these Kids in wheelchairs, with...
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Why Affirmative Action in 4-H?

“Affirmative Action” evokes varying opinions and emotions for many people. In the world of 4-H, the principles of Affirmative Action are implemented for the purposes of including and welcoming all youth, no matter their backgrounds, within...
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