4-H and Youth Development

The 4-H and Youth Development Program at Florida A&M University is designed specifically to respond to the needs of Florida’s youth by preparing them to successfully face the challenges affiliated with adulthood. The program components consist of the following:

  • 4-H Sprouts (6 to 10 years old)
  • 4-H Sprouts Graduate (11 to 14 years old), and
  • 4-H sprouts Post Graduate (15-18 years old).

These components focus on initiating success by empowering the minds of our youths to embrace a higher level of thinking through leadership development, entrepreneurship, life skills, and science-based educational activities and social skill building activities for adolescents and teenagers.

Following are just a few activities sponsored through the FAMU 4-H Program:

  • 4-H Leadership Workshops
  • 4-H Entrepreneurship Workshops
  • 4-H Area and Regional Meetings
  • 4-H Summer Camps
  • Youth Workshops
  • Ag Exploration Activities

The 4-H Life Skills Program Subject areas include the following categories:

Head - Positive thinking, Success, Making Positive choices, Goal Setting, Self-Discipline Leaders within

Heart - Positive self-esteem, Strong Values, Helping others, Forgiveness

Health - Controlling Your Emotions, Abstinence, Managing Stress, Managing Anger, and Conflict Management

HandsEntrepreneurship, Initiative - Developing Potential

Youth participating in the 4-H Program enjoy a unique collection of memorable experiences and personal development that provides lifelong benefits! We encourage young people everywhere to join 4-H today for a brighter tomorrow!

Program Leader:

Ms. Tondalaya Nelson,  Cooperative Extension Program

College of Agriculture and Food Sciences
Florida A&M University
Perry-Paige Building
Room 209 South

Telephone: (850) 599-3546
Fax: (850) 561-2151
Email:tondalaya.nelson@famu.edu