Hosted annually by the NY State 4-H Office, nearly 500 NYS 4-H youth and chaperones attend the action-packed, three-day event, June 28-30, to immerse themselves in exploring their future education, career opportunities, and to experience Cornell University and campus life! The purpose of this program is to provide youth with exposure to various academic fields and potential career options, develop leadership skills, provide hands-on experience in a college setting and introduce youth to Cornell University.
Cornell faculty and graduate students conduct engaged-learning workshops in two age-specific tracks:
UNIVERSITY U (8thgrade and up as of fall of 2022)
FOCUS FOR TEENS (10th– 12thgrade as of fall of 2022)
Workshop choices for Focus for Teens participants and additional program information (event schedule) will be available soon (April 18) on the event website: https://nys4-h.org/career-explorations.
A limited number of youth scholarships (full and partial) are available through the NYS 4-H Office. Registration is due to Jenny by April 30 if you are applying for a scholarship or May 30 if you are not applying for a scholarship. Programs fill extremely fast, be sure to register ASAP!
Steuben County 4-H members can participate for a reduced rate based on his/her 2021 completion of their Sr. Summary Report Form. If the 4-H member completed and submitted a Sr. Summary Report by the deadline and sold $75 during the Fall Fundraiser or paid the $75 Family Enrollment, CCE Steuben will pay $350 for their registration. If the 4-H member did not sell $75 during the Fall Fundraiser or pay the $75 family enrollment, they will need to pay $75 of their registration unless they apply and are selected for a NYS 4-H scholarship.
If a 4-H member is interested in attending, but did not complete a 2021 Sr. Summary, but did sell $75 during the Fall Fundraiser or pay the $75 family enrollment, Steuben 4-H will pay $125 towards your registration fee. Youth in this case should also apply for a full or partial scholarship through the NYS 4-H Office.
If a 4-H member is interested in attending, did not complete a 2021 Sr. Summary, did not sell $75 during the Fall Fundraiser or pay the $75 family enrollment, Steuben 4-H will pay $50 towards the registration fee. Youth in this case should also apply for a full or partial scholarship through the NYS 4-H Office.
Please note: In the event a 4-H member registers for a trip but then decides after the registration deadline not to attend, the 4-H family will be responsible for reimbursing Cornell Cooperative Extension of Steuben County any money that CCE has paid toward the trip. A documented emergency would receive consideration for excuse from this rule. Cancellations by June 10 will not be charged. Cancellations after June 10 are still responsible for a cancellation fee. No shows are charged the $350 in full and will not be refunded.
Complete your registration and return it to Jenny Groen at the CCE-Steuben Office or firstname.lastname@example.org or fax at 607-776-9103 as soon as possible! Space is limited in the various program areas and the programs fill up on a first come first serve basis. Registrations MUST be done through a CCE Staff Member, Individuals CANNOT register themselves!
4-H/Youth Program Leader
Last updated April 19, 2022