4-H Youth Development: An Overview
Young people become confident, mature adults ready f or success in today’s challenging world through 4-H. 4-H is the only youth development program with a direct connection to technological advances from research conducted at state land-grant universities. Studies show that six million youth participating in 4-H do better in school, are more motivated to help others, feel safe to try new things, achieve a sense ofself-esteem and develop lasting f riendships. Boys and girls of all races and ethnic backgrounds in urban, suburban, and rural communities across America and on U.S. Military installations worldwide participate in 4-H experiences. 4-H Programs are offered through school-based education, after-school programs, camps and community clubs.
The fundamental 4-H ideal of practical “learn by doing” experiences encourages youth to experiment, innovate and think independently. Through development programs, 4-H Youth learn leadership, citizenship and life skills. 4-H offers youth independence, a sense of belonging, a spirit of generosity toward others and a wide variety of opportunities to master life challenges.
Veterinary Science 4-H Career Exploration Program
For All High School Students
Mondays, October 16 - December 11, 2017 6:30-8:00 PM No Program: October 30th Snow Date: December 18th & 19th Registration Deadline: October 6, 2017
An American Institution
The 4-H youth development movement began more than 100 years ago. It evolved from rural youth programs created by land-grant college and university researchers and the United States Department of Agriculture to introduce new technology to what was then a country of primarily rural communities. As our nation’s economic and demographic profiles become more diverse, 4-H continues to adapt and expand to meet the needs of today’s youth.
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What is Veterinary Science 4-H Youth Career Exploration Program ?
This 8-session program will introduce youth in grades 9-12 to Veterinary Medicine. Topics include: • Introduction to Veterinary Medicine
• Academic and application
requirements for college level animal science programs
• Wildlife Rehabilitation • Zoonotic Disease
• Pet Health and First Aid
• Large Animal Veterinary Medicine • Anatomy and Physiology
• Case Studies in Veterinary Medicine • A “Day in the Life” of Veterinary Practice
What is the Cost?
The program fee is $100.00* due with registration. Financial assistance is available for families with demonstrated need.
*Registration fee must be paid in full prior to the first session of the program.
How do students register for the program?
Complete the registration form and mail it with a check or money order made payable to: Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rockland County 10 Patriot Hills Drive Stony Point, New York 10980
For more information contact: Jennifer Strianese Administrative Assistant Phone: 845-429-7085 ext. 117 Email:[email protected]
Where are the programs located?
Confirmation e-mails will be sent to registered youth prior to the first program. _________________________________________ Student's Name Grade _________________________________________ School ________________________________________ Address _________________________________________ City State Zip Code
_________________________________________ Student's Cell Phone Number
Veterinary Science 4H Career Exploration Program is a Youth Development Program of Cornell Cooperative Extension Rockland
For more information on CCE Rockland 4-H Youth Programming visit: www.rocklandcce.org/youth
Registration Deadline: October 6, 2017