Summer may seem far away, but it's not too early for high school students to begin planning for an exciting experience.
Fort Valley State University's Cooperative Extension Program is encouraging rising high school juniors, seniors and rising college freshmen to apply to the TEAM Success Program in Bulloch County. The application deadline is March 27.
This six-week program, beginning June 1 and ending July 10, offers a $2,100 stipend and valuable work experience. Daily, students are paired with county extension agents and program assistants who work throughout Georgia. They are exposed to careers related to agriculture, food and nutrition, family life and youth development.
The student's day could be spent visiting a local farmer or working alongside an agent to coordinate a workshop about a topic such as biodiesel production or healthy eating. In addition to being a résumé builder, this program teaches students work ethics, professional skills and the importance of serving the communities in which they live.
There is only one spot for Bulloch County, so apply immediately. For an application or additional information, visit ag.fvsu.edu or contact Stefan Price, Bulloch County Extension agent at (912) 871-0505, (478) 235-8689 or firstname.lastname@example.org.