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Career Explorations

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Submitted by Tyler on December 21, 2016 - 2:53pm

Career Explorations is a three-day event for youth on the Cornell University campus. The purpose of this conference is to provide youth with exposure to academic fields and career exploration, to develop leadership skills, to provide hands-on experience in a college setting and to introduce you to Cornell University. The event is made up of two grade specific tracts: University U for youth entering grades 8-9 and Focus for Teens for youth entering grades 10-12.

Program Work Teams

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Submitted by Tyler on March 30, 2016 - 3:07pm

Program Work Teams or PWT's, function as campus/county/stakeholder planning teams around a particular topic.  For 4-H,  the PWTs are connected to the national Mission Mandate programs. 

Youth and Energy

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Submitted by Tyler on March 30, 2016 - 2:46pm

The goal of the CCE Energy & Climate Change Team is to increase the capacity of CCE 4-H Educators to present quality programs with a focus on energy and an emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering and Applied Math (STEM). One of the goals is to help increase 4-H youth educators awareness of modeling energy and climate wise choices at the office and during 4-H meetings and events.

Geospatial Science

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Submitted by Tyler on March 30, 2016 - 2:45pm

4-Hers are having a blast exploring geospatial sciences from simple Geocaching (using GPS receivers to look for hidden treasure boxes all around the world) to complex community mapping projects.  New local clubs are forming as a result of a generous grant opportunity sponsored by Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI).  The result is 4-Hers are learning to use Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers to collect spatial data, plot results on detailed maps, and provide useful resources to community planners.

4-H Robotics

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Submitted by Alexa on March 30, 2016 - 2:43pm

Nationally, 4-H has launched a curriculum that has three phases - junk drawer robotics, virtual robotics and NXT platform robotics. National 4-H has a formal partnership with FIRST Robotics, which has helped build new partnering relationships within NYS. FIRST teams exhibit in the 4-H Youth Building at the New York State Fair.     

Youth of all ages love the challenge of robotics.

Civic Engagement

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Submitted by Tyler on March 28, 2016 - 1:30pm

Civic engagement is the broadest mission mandate; it incorporates youth voice, leadership, respect, history, community youth development, SET, and Healthy Lifestyles.

According to National 4-H: 

4-H Citizenship is the knowledge, skills, attitudes and motivation that give youth the capacity to move beyond one's individual self-interest and to be committed to the well-being of some larger group. 4-H Citizenship incorporates civic engagement, civic education, service, and personal development.

(STEM) Science, Technology Engineering and Math

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Submitted by Alexa on March 28, 2016 - 1:29pm

4-H aims to grow the next generation of inventors, entrepreneurs and problem-solvers by giving youth plenty of opportunities to try their hands at real world science.


In 4-H STEM, we create supportive relationships that nurture wonder and fuel learning through investigation and design! Youth and adults work together to create new understanding and design community solutions.