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4-H summer course seeks to teach teens about finances

RELEASE DATE: July 30, 2015

TAVARES — The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension in Lake County is offering an interactive summer class teaching teens life skills that will prepare them for college or a trade. The “Living on My Own in Florida” program will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 11, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Lake County Agricultural Center, 1951 Woodlea Road, Tavares. 
 
The class is aimed toward teens ages 13-17 and will focus on topics such as managing a checking account, how to use credit cards wisely, resume building, cover letter writing, and interview skills.
 
“Youth involved in 4-H programming are more likely to be involved in their communities, pursue higher education after graduation, and report healthy habits,” said Rachel Slocumb, Lake County UF/IFAS Extension Agent.
 
The class costs $5 and includes lunch. Registration is due by Friday, Aug. 7 by calling 352-343-4101 ext. 2724.  For additional information, visit http://lake.ifas.ufl.edu/4-H/documents/FinancestoResumes_002.pdf.
 
The mission of the UF/IFAS Extension in Lake County is to develop knowledge in agricultural, human and natural resources and to make that knowledge accessible to sustain and enhance the quality of human life. The Extension service provides free consultations, as well as educational programs on a variety of subjects. The Foundation for the Gator Nation – An Equal Opportunity Institute.

 

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More Information:
UF/IFAS Extension in Lake County
352-343-4101 ext. 2724.
http://lake.ifas.ufl.edu/4-H/documents/FinancestoResumes_002.pdf.

Lake County media contact:
Elisha Pappacoda
Public Information Officer
Office: 352-343-9609; Cell: 352-460-2851
epappacoda@lakecountyfl.gov

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