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Category: Community Volunteers

CALS Alumna Highlight: Christina Criser Jackson

University of Florida College of Agricultural and Life Sciences alumna Christina Criser Jackson graduated with her master’s degree from the Family Youth and Community Sciences (FYCS) Department in 2010. She is currently serving as President and CEO of… Read More

Finding Self-Compassion for a Smooth Holiday Season

During the holidays, we often find that sense of giving and the conviction to extend empathy and compassion to all of those around us. If anyone around us is hurting, we often lend a listening ear or even… Read More

Volusia County Florida Master Naturalist Program – Freshwater Wetlands

According to the the Florida Legislature Office of Economic and Demographic Research, Florida’s population grew by 1.77% between 2018 and 2019, adding 368,021 residents. Over the next five years, Florida’s population growth is expected to persistently slow to… Read More

Broward County Master Gardener Volunteer Scholarship Program

Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County CED Lorna Bravo UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Master Gardener Volunteer program launches the first Broward County Master Gardener Volunteer Scholarship program! Applications are available for the 2021 UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Master… Read More

Diving into the Marine Sciences Major

For one College of Agricultural and Life Sciences student, a series of volunteer experiences amplified her passion for a future career in marine science.    From a young age, Allie Marshbanks, has been interested in water and aquatic environments. Since her father served in the Coast Guard, Marshbanks was exposed to… Read More

Broward County Native Orchid Project

Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Urban Horticulture Agent Lorna Bravo Reintroducing Native Orchids to South Florida The UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Florida-Friendly Landscaping program has joined forces with The Fort Lauderdale Orchid Society to help reintroduce native… Read More

FYCS Advisor Finds New Ways to Connect with Students During COVID

Academic advisors play a vital role in helping students reach graduation; from providing academic advice to emotional support, advisors are crucial to overall student success. The advisors in the Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences are finding… Read More

Henry Davis: Honoring a legacy of service

UPDATE: On December 4 the University of Florida Board of Trustees approved the naming of The Henry and Nell Davis Pavilion at 4-H Camp Cherry Lake in Madison, FL. Henry P. Davis embodied the 4-H pledge for his… Read More