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.

Research shows that Positive Youth Development occurs from an intentional process that promotes positive outcomes for young people by providing opportunities, choices, relationships and support.

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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 4-H YOUTH DEVELOPMENT BLOG POSTS

4-H Parents

4-H is a family affair, offering many opportunities for both 4-H members and parents. The success of a child’s 4-H career depends greatly upon parent support and involvement. By being involved in 4-H, parents can ensure the best growth experience possible for their child.  Parental Involvement is Key When parents work with the leadership of a project or community 4-H club, assisting with and supporting

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4-H And The American Kennel Club’s Canine Good Citizen Program

By Pam Phillippe The standard saying is “A Dog is Man’s Best Friend”. The saying should also say Mom’s Best Friend, Son’s Best Friend, Granddad’s Best Friend, the Neighbor’s Best Friend … A well-trained, mannerly dog can be a true member of the family, the neighborhood, and the community.  A dog with manners is one that all family members, as well as other people, enjoy being around. The 4-H Dog Project is one way to

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Planning is Risky Business

Accidents Happen As a 4-Her, I did a clinic with my 4-H horse club.  One girl was kicked in the head by a horse during the clinic.  Despite wearing her helmet, she was critically injured and was airlifted to the hospital.  During this emergency,  adults and older club members acted fast to implement our club emergency plan. Responsibilities included:  removing the horses/kids from the area, beginning first aid, calling 911 and waiting

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