Nebraska 4-H

Career & College Readiness

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Nebraska 4-H prepares youth to make informed decisions about their careers and college path. Programs assist young people with developing skills that will lead to greater persistence in college and employability. By participating in a college or career readiness program, youth gain awareness of higher education options, identify relationships between careers and 4-H projects, develop college and career readiness skills, aspire to and enroll in higher education, be engaged in on-campus events, and actively explore careers. 

Through career and college readiness programs youth develop important life skills, including:

  • Social skills
  • Stress management
  • Self-discipline
  • Self-motivation
  • Responsibility