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Gardening Increases Self-Confidence in Youth


June 24, 2021

Confidence plays a crucial role in youth development. Kids with low self-confidence are more likely to drop out of school, experience depression, succumb to peer pressure and not have friends. As a parent, you can help your child build self-confidence ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, Clubs & Volunteers, Curriculum, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn
Tags: Confidence, Family, Gardening, Youth
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Taking a New Path: Junior Water Academy


June 4, 2021

(This blog post is first in a series recounting a summer internship opportunity for the author. Collaborating with Martin County 4-H Youth Development and Florida Sea Grant extension agents, this account provides a unique perspective on the ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Curriculum, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: 4-H, Conservation, Florida Sea Grant, IFASwater, Indian River Lagoon, Martin County, St. Lucie River, Youth Development

Raising Blue Ribbon Kids


March 16, 2021

Spring in the Suwannee Valley means it’s time for youth livestock shows. The hard work of youth raising their steers, pigs and other livestock all leads up to that one week. It’s every exhibitor’s dream to have that blue ribbon animal. ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agribusiness, Agriculture, Clubs & Volunteers, Curriculum, Farm Management, Livestock, Money Matters, Work & Life
Tags: 4H, Award, Awards, Competition, Family, Livestock, Youth

Luck is what you make it


March 9, 2021

As kids, many of us have sat in the yard and just searched for the elusive four-leaf clover. Kids can search for hours on end and often never find anything close. They only continue to find those three leaf clovers that aren’t the “lucky” ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, Camp, Clubs & Volunteers, Community Volunteers, Curriculum, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Natural Resources, Professional Development, Relationships & Family, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: 4-H, 4-H Clubs, 4-H Virtual, 4-H Youth Development, 4-Hers, Agriculture, Luck, Nature, Nurture, STEM, Volunteer, Volunteer Training, Youth, Youth Development

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