What do you want to be when you grow up? Want to explore careers and develop workplace skills? In this project you have the option of learning about jobs and areas of interest with a group or on your own. This is a great way to learn the requirements for your dream job. From exploring potential jobs to starting your own business, these activities will develop your skills and knowledge in career exploration. You will learn about career choices, meet future employers, and plan for a successful career as you:
Learn about your dream job from a industry professional
Develop a resume
Practice interviewing skills
This is a great project for 4-H members of all ages and can be a short-term to a full year of career exploration.
Careers and Me: Self Awareness and Career Activities This is an activity guide for grades K-2 to provide youth with career awareness experiences in role playing, decision making and interaction with others. This guide includes exercises, employment information and great illustrations.The Career Workbook: Career Awareness Activities for Reading, Math, Language Arts Excellent to use with in school or school enrichment groups. Excellent activity guide for use in multiple youth settings. This activity guide focuses on the 3rd-5th grade audience. Introduces youth to the 15 career clusters (U.S. Office of Education), charts, lists, puzzles, games and a career contract. Career Capers: Featuring Activities and Puzzles This activity guide offers practical experiments and activities in each of the 15 career clusters (U.S. Office of Education). It is designed for the elementary and junior high audience. This guide includes member worksheet, career interview experiences and suggestions for organizing a career day. Dream Catchers: Developing Career and Educational Awareness in Intermediate Grades This curriculum includes a member manual, leader guide and a supplemental reproducible activity book. It is designed to help youth decide what they want to do and how to get there. This curriculum focuses on participants understanding different types of work and schooling, discovering personal interests and skills and setting and maintaining goals. Pathfinder: Exploring Career and Educational Paths - Career and Educational Planning This curriculum is designed for use with junior high and high school students. The focus of this program is helping youth decide their career "path" for the future. This curriculum includes activities on discovering, researching and assessing career interests, educational requirements and planning for the future. A members guide and a leaders guide are provided. WOW! (Wild Over Work) This curriculum was developed by the 4-H Cooperative Curriculum System and is part of the National collection. It is a leader guide of activities for grades K-6. It is based on themes: Work Around Me; Work in My Community; Work Around the World; and Work in My Future. This curriculum also addresses competencies in the SCANS report. Virginia 4-H piloted this program. In the pilot sites, the curriculum tested teen friendly and excellent for use in multiple delivery modes.
Y.E.S.S. (Youth Empowerment and Self-Sufficiency) Would you like to design your own society? Then the YESS! Program is for you. Your group will design their own country, currency and flag. You will establish businesses so you can buy and trade goods and services. In this project you will experience entrepreneurship and learn valuable economic principles. Economic Education
The Stock Market Game A youth economic education program partnership between Virginia 4-H and Virginia Tech Center for Economic Development.