Volunteers needed for SPARK Academy

Posted at 8:39 PM, Apr 09, 2017

Adult volunteers needed for F/IFAS Extension Pinellas County 4-H SPARK Academy.

Here is the information on the program:

F/IFAS Extension Pinellas County 4-H is looking for adult volunteers 18-years and older to register for SPARK Academy.

The free training program certifies participants to become 4-H project leaders and curriculum facilitators. This is an exciting opportunity for volunteers with an interest in teaching young people and making a difference in the community.

The six-week program, beginning in May, will include subjects on urban agriculture and gardening, financial management, science and leadership. Upon completion, volunteers will be able to share knowledge with school-aged children at schools and clubs in the community. The series of two-hour classes will be held on the following dates:


                Thursday, May 18 (first meeting/training session)

                Thursday, May 25


                Thursday, June 1

                Thursday, June 8

                Thursday, June 15

                Thursday, June 29


To register for the first meeting, visit and search "4-H Volunteer Spark Academy." Florida 4-H relies on dedicated volunteers to help promote the mission of providing young people with knowledge and life skills. Volunteers who finish the course will be required to commit a certain amount of time annually to retain their certification.



For more information about SPARK Academy, contact Alyssa Slavin at For more Pinellas County 4-H Events and updates please like the Pinellas 4-H Facebook page here.