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Upcoming opportunity for high school students


Purdue Extension and Indiana 4-H are proud to announce our third offering of Life Lessons for 2023. This program is open to all high school students (grades 9-12) in Indiana. This virtual, eight-week series of lessons will focus on topics that will have positive effects on youth as they grow into adulthood. This workshop series is based on the mission of Indiana 4-H to “provide real life educational opportunities that develop young people” at a state-wide level.

Through Google Classroom, topics will cover one-hour lessons on auto care, basics of budgeting, etiquette and people skills, food prep and safety, home care, online and social media safety, self-care, and mental health and celebrating what we have learned. Youth will have a follow-up activity after each lesson to reinforce learning, including one “virtual” component and one “off-screen” component. Guest speakers will join the lessons during various sessions to bring in expertise and provide youth the opportunity to connect with professionals.

Lessons will be offered at 7 p.m. Topics scheduled as follows: online and social media safety, Jan. 17; banking and budgeting, Jan. 24, self-care, Jan. 31; food prep and safety, Feb. 7; home care, Feb. 14; etiquette and people skills, Feb. 21; auto care, Feb. 28; and celebration, March 7.

Registration can be completed through httsp://v2.4honline.com. To register, create an account or sign in. The registration can be found under the Events tab. The $30 registration fee covers the cost of all provided material, content, and supplies that will be sent to registrants. Financial assistance is available. Contact hendrecs@purdue.edu for details or visit https://bit.ly/23lifelessons.


Abby Morgan is the Montgomery County Extension Education, 4-H Youth Development Educator. The office is at 400 Parke Ave., Crawfordsville; 765-364-6363. She may be reached by email at asweet@purdue.edu.


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