Indian River County 4-H’ers Attend 4-H University
4-H University – Exploring the opportunities available at UF
Florida 4-H University (4-H U) is a week-long overnight event for young adults held in 2017 at the University of Florida from July 31st – August 3rd. Attendees participated in educational workshops led by University of Florida faculty, explored career opportunities, lead community service activities, interacted with youth from all over the state, and had fun while developing critical life skills that will help them become productive and engaged citizens in their communities, their country, and their world.
At 4-H U, youth also participated in the many workshops provided by University of Florida faculty designed to expose them to new program areas and explore career opportunities. Over the course of the week, workshops were given on topics such as, Exploring Veterinary Medicine, Teamwork Makes the Dream Work, UF RecSports: Living in Motion, and more.
At the Career and College Expo participants were exposed to a variety of college departments, career options, and recruiters to learn more about the opportunities and resources available to them after high-school.
This year, Indian River County 4-H was represented by Brianna F. and Meghan F. (left) of the Happy Thumpers and Triple Crown 4-H clubs, respectively.
To be considered eligible for participation in Florida 4-H University, participants must be between the ages of 14 – 18 by September 1st of the previous year and must not have graduated high school.