4-H Career Explorations Conference

  • Tuesday, June 27, 2017, 8:00 AM - Thursday, June 29@ 5:00 PM

The 4-H Career Explorations Conference is made up of two programs – University U (for those entering 8th & 9th grade) and Focus for Teens (those entering 10th – 12th grade). Teens choose the grade appropriate program and then Focus participants select three Focus programs they are most interested in exploring.  University U: Participants will be introduced to Cornell’s campus through campus tours and participating in six different departmental workshops that will expose participants to a wide variety of topics.  Focus for Teens: This is a more intense program where participants spend 3 days with a specific Department. Returning Focus for Teens participants should not apply to the same department program they attended in previous years. See program listings for more details.

Eligibility: The 4-H Career Explorations Conference is open to all NYS youth in grades 8-12. However, registrations are handled through your local county Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) 4-H program. CCE County Associations have varying policies about participation in 4-H events, and not all counties participate in 4-H Career Explorations. The NYS 4-H Office encourages CCE Associations to invite all teens involved in their programs to participate in Career Ex.

Contact the 4-H Office if you are interested in attending


$250 plus transportation


Tara Defendorf-Kuba
4-H Community Educator