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Teens Try On College Life at 4-H University

Who:    Florida 4-H Youth Development Program, part of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension

What:    At 4-H University, youth ages 14 to 18 get a taste of college life, and explore career opportunities and community service projects. Activities include special interest workshops, competitions and awards. The four-day program is expected to draw more 300 4-H members from all over Florida.

When:    July 30 to August 2 (activities run all day)

Event highlights

July 30

  • 1 to 5 p.m.— Workshops and competitions: Food science, public speaking, healthy living and more
  • 6:45 to 8:45 p.m.— Keynote speaker: Kyle Scheele

July 31

  • 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.— Workshops: Living on My Own simulation, women and minorities in science, careers in government and more
  • 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.— Gator Pit Showcase: Young entrepreneurs present their business ideas in a “Shark Tank” style competition

August 1

  • 5:30 to 7 p.m.— 4-H Hall of Fame awards
  • 7 to 9 p.m.—Youth awards

Where:   Most activities held on the University of Florida campus in the Reitz Union:

655 Reitz Union Drive, Gainesville, FL 32611

Please use the contact below to confirm the times and locations of specific activities.

Contact: Samantha Grenrock, 352-294-3307 (office), 949-735-1076 (cell),


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