As Florida 4-H has monitored the COVID-19 pandemic, the health and safety of our 4-H members, families, volunteers, staff and faculty have been the top priority. With that in mind, and following the guidance of UF/IFAS Extension, all in-person 4-H activities have been suspended through July 31. This includes summer programs such as 4-H University, 4-H Legislatures and 4-H residential camps.
For many youth, these summer programs are the highlight of the 4-H year and many are understandably disappointed. However, in the spirit of 4-H, they are focusing on the future and how they can make a positive impact on their communities during this time. All Florida 4-H faculty and staff are working hard to find and implement alternative ways for our 4-H members, volunteers, and families to continue to learn, lead, serve, grow, and belong. We thank the 4-H community for continuing to be so patient, creative, and flexible.
We are still here to serve you by phone at 941-861-5000 and email to firstname.lastname@example.org, and you can find contact information for programs and staff members at sarasota.ifas.ufl.edu/staff. Additionally, visit facebook.com/ufsarasotaext, blogs.ifas.ufl.edu/sarasotaco or ufsarasotaext.eventbrite.com for our latest updates, and find a wealth of information at sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/sarasota, www.scgov.net/extension, and edis.ifas.ufl.edu.
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