This summer experience is a great opportunity for youth to:
Ø Discover their Spark and what motivates them
Ø Develop a life plan for their future through E-portfolios
Ø Learn skills on how to reach their full potential
Ø Build strengths in goal management
Ø Have Fun in a positive and safe environment with peers and caring adults
There are 2 academies offered for different age groups:
Ø Rising 7th- and 8th-graders: July 7–25, 2014
Ø Rising 9th-graders only: July 28–August 15, 2014
Choose from 2 options:
Mondays & Wednesdays or Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Daily activities will include team building, themed sessions, guest speakers and much more!
Spaces are limited, so register early!
Registration starts March 17 and ends May 2, 2014
To Register Online, visit:
To download the application:
To download the flier:
For more information call:
4-H iThrive Academy will be held at:
Wake County Cooperative Extension
4001-E Carya Drive
Raleigh, NC 27613
**Please note that transportation will not be provided**
There will be a parent and student orientation held on June 3, 2014.
4-H iThrive Academy was designed based on a curriculum called Step-It-Up-2-Thrive that is grounded in cutting edge research in positive youth development. The curriculum guides youth through activities designed to promote self-awareness about their particular self-competencies through identifying their interests and passions (sparks), understanding that ability is not fixed but grows with hard work and persistence (growth mindset), reflecting on personal factors that facilitate their thriving as well as risk factors (self-reflection), and gaining tools to purse their goals (goal management). These components are thought to be important factors that contribute to thriving. Thriving is defined as demonstrating growth in the functionally valued behaviors of competence, confidence, caring, connection, character and contribution (AKA 6 Cs) across development. For more information about the Step-It-Up-2-Thrive curriculum, visit: