4-H Career Pathways Academy

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4-H Career Pathways Academy.

The 4-H Career Pathways Academy is a 12-month immersive program for all Iowa youth in grades 8-11 that provides pathways to college and career preparedness. The program will:

  • Engage youth, particularly those underrepresented in higher education, in research-based educational opportunities that promote skill development in preparation for higher educational pursuits and careers in technical fields of study.
  • Provide hands-on workforce development training to build leadership, innovative thinking, and entrepreneurial skills. Connect youth to externship opportunities in their local communities statewide.
  • Prepare youth for long-term academic and vocational success, civic engagement, employability and economic stability, as well as provide them with opportunities for belonging and overall wellbeing.

Cayla Taylor
cayla@iastate.edu