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4-H Life Ready Program in Alachua County High Schools

You’re finally a senior…so what’s next?

In fall of 2017, the UF IFAS Alachua County Extension and the Alachua County Sheriff Department will come alongside “at-risk” high school seniors at Hawthorne High School and Newberry High School to answer this question. The 4-H Life Ready lunchtime program’s debut is scheduled for early September and will provide high school seniors with:

  • Hands-On Workshops
  • On-Campus Seminars from Professionals
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Career Exploration and Immersion
  • Volunteering
  • Life Skill Development
  • Mentoring

Workshop curriculum will be based upon 4-H’s Targeting Life Skills Wheel, with each session incorporating one of the 4-H’s.

This program will be facilitated by the 4-H Life Ready Program Assistant and the high school’s Resource Officer and hopes to involve 15-20 students in this program.

The goal is to empower each student through exposure to careers, resources, opportunities as well as experiential learning opportunities. Additionally, Life Ready Program is aiming to provide each student with opportunities to have a job, internship, or continuing education opportunity upon their graduation.

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