The Flourishing Farmers 4-H Program is an individualized and adaptive 4-H program created specifically for youth with special needs. The goal of this program is to prepare youth of all abilities for adult life by teaching them agricultural vocational skills and life skills. A few of the skills we work on throughout this program are communication, relationship building, team work and responsibility. Our program uses experiential learning programs and a positive youth development approach to teach our members in a fun and memorable way.
We are always looking for youth and adult volunteers to serve as mentors. Volunteers do not need to be established within 4-H already. Mentors meet with Flourishing Farmers for a few hours, multiple times a month. They help our Flourishing Farmers gain vocational knowledge and work on skill goals pertaining to livestock or another project area. Owning or having access to livestock animals is a plus! If you or someone you know may be interested in becoming part of our mentorship program, reach out to Allie Jeffrey through the contact information below.
This program is funded in part by Dutchess County
Last updated January 25, 2023