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Florida 4-H Celebrates Global Youth Service Day

Teens from across the panhandle joined forces to take a stand against cancer by celebrating Global Youth Service Day. This weekend, hundreds of Florida 4-H youth are taking a stand against cancer by distributing chemo kits to cancer patients.  Our 4-Hers are joining millions of others around the globe who are celebrating Global Youth Service …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/04/21/florida-4-h-celebrates-global-youth-service-day/

Teaching Youth Citizenship this Election Season

4-H youth practices parliamentary procedure for club meetings. Photo Credit: UF IFAS Bay County Extension. No matter what your political beliefs, there’s one thing we can all agree on: We have been inundated with election coverage. In November 2016, a new president will be elected to serve a four-year term, so now is an ideal …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/11/03/teaching-youth-citizenship-this-election-season/

Teaching Youth to be Smart Consumers

“Experts estimate that 2 to 14 year-olds have sway over $ 500 billion a year in household purchasing (Calvert 2008).”  In other words, adults make decisions each day concerning purchases for their household, but youth have tremendous influence over what parents are buying. The 4-H Consumer Choices judging contest is ideal for helping youth understand …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/09/23/teaching-youth-to-be-smart-consumers/

Go Purple to Support Military Youth

Show military youth that you care- wear purple on April 8th! April is the Month of The Military Child! When we think of honoring our military, we often think of Memorial Day and Veterans Day.  Did you know there is also a time identified to honor our youngest heroes, military children?  Since 1986, April has …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/04/01/go-purple-to-support-military-youth/

4-H Teaches Youth to Think Globally and Act Locally Through Energy Conservation Education

By 2050, the United Nations estimates that the total population will total around 9 billion people globally (United Nations: 2004). Meeting the challenge of addressing the needs of so many people is an opportunity for growth that can be gained through scientific developments and personal responsibility, areas in which 4-H eagerly works to educate youth …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/02/19/4-h-teaches-youth-to-think-globally-and-act-locally-through-energy-conservation-education/

4-H Grows: Environmentally Conscientious Youth!

Grow Card Supplies and products 4-H literally got its start with gardening. The very first 4-H Clubs focused on growing tomatoes and corn for boys and canning for girls. Many youth and volunteers still enjoy gardening projects today.  One great curricula that is used is the Junior Master Gardening Program. This program allows youth to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/02/05/4-h-grows-environmentally-conscientious-youth/

Youth Gain from Camping Experiences

With summer around the corner, it’s a great time to enroll your children in residential and/or day camps. For most communities there are a variety of camps offered. Camping experiences not only give children something to do, they are also great learning experiences. Just as a garden or flowerbed requires critical elements like water, sunshine, space, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/05/28/youth-gain-from-camping-experiences/

“From Seed to Plate” – Youth Enjoy the Fruits of Their Labor

Planting Time Did you know that something as simple as a garden can help youth not only learn to love vegetables, but also improve their science scores?  Fifth-graders at Port St. Joe and Wewahitchka Elementary Schools experienced the benefits of gardening this year through the 4-H Seed to Plate Program.  This program teaches youth how to plant, maintain, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/05/22/from-seed-to-plate-youth-enjoy-the-fruits-of-their-labor/

Youth Gardening Grows Across the Country

Backyard gardens have increased in popularity the last few years, with record calls to Extension offices statewide on how to grow tomatoes and preserve produce.  Along with the boom in home gardening, schools have steadily added gardens to their campuses. There are countless benefits to including children in growing their own food. Personal experience and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/02/18/youth-gardening-grows-across-the-country/

New 4-H Youth Protection Policy in Place

4-H Volunteers strive to provide safe and secure learning environments.   From time to time new laws regarding youth protection are considered by federal and/or state lawmakers.  As these new laws and regulations are passed their effects are wide-felt, and often they reach into the 4-H program.  One such federal regulation on youth protection was recently …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/12/06/new-4-h-youth-protection-policy-in-place/

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