4-H youth participate in a rowing activity at Camp Cloverleaf in Lake Placid.

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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RECENT 4-H BLOG POSTS

Help us improve 4-H in Sarasota County

Please join us Oct. 4 as we present and discuss the results of a recent University of Florida review of our 4-H Youth Development Program. This opportunity to learn more about this valuable program and share your thoughts starts at 6:30 p.m. at the UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County office at Twin Lakes Park, 6700 Clark Road, Sarasota. An informal networking session will start at 6 p.m., for those who wish to arrive early. The event is

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Polishing 4-H arts and crafts demonstrations

The 4-H program at UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County has a long, cherished history of working closely with the Sarasota County Fair. Part of that is offering our 4-H youth members the opportunity to present their arts and crafts demonstrations to anyone visiting the very popular fair, in the "mini-building" at the Fruitville Road fairgrounds. Now, we are in the process of making that

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