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Attention

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 sarasota@ifas.ufl.edu, 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

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