4H Career Pathways
Through a partnership with Education Systems Center at Northern Illinois University and 4H Tanzania, the 4H Career Pathways program is a pilot program that supports extracurricular clubs at the primary and secondary school levels and engages students in the practical application of classroom theory, as well as building life skills (self-reliance and self-discipline) that students carry forward after their academic career. In addition to building various competencies and skills, the 4HCP program also engages students in career exploration and development of a personal plan to accomplish their self-identified career pathway.
Students in secondary school clubs self-select a career interest and participate in different tracts that teach lessons that are specific to their career interest, including: agriculture and environmental conservation, healthcare, business development and management, creative arts, and information and communication technologies. Students participating in each tract participate in public awareness and income-generating activities that fund club supplies.