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80 Dots: Career Planning and Goal Setting
A creative and interactive workshop looking at how you live your life, thinking about your future, planning for your future careers, set and achieve goals, learn from mistakes, change in life/career paths. The workshop facilitator will lead a small group activity with guided group discussions. Teens will work in small groups and report back to the whole group. Teens will leave with a better understanding of their high school career path and things to think about in setting goals and planning for their future.

Blanketeering with JOANN Fabric and Crafts
Have fun creating and serving with JOANN’s.  JOANN’s is a proud supporter of the 4-H program and wants to encourage 4-H’ers to use their hands for larger service to create blankets for a donation to project Linus.  Project Linus provides new, handmade, washable blankets to be given as gifts to seriously ill and traumatized children, ages 0-18.  Come help by creating no sew fleece tie blankets that we will donate to project Linus at the end of the workshop.  The project is simple, and fun, with no previous sewing or crafting experience required.

Build Your Baking STEAM and Share the Wealth
Baking science, tech engineering, art and math (STEAM) are in your reach. Baking skills also bring a wealth of benefits to individuals, families and communities. Come bake with the Home Baking association and build baking STEAM leader skills to share with your 4-H and youth leaders and members in clubs, school and community’s programs. Team-up to measure, mix, knead, shape and bake a bread specialty. A portion of our fresh-baked bread will be share with an Atlanta soup kitchen. Each participant will take away baking resources to share your baking STEAM skills!

 Coolness of Science
Participants will do experiments creating new chemical compounds from basic household materials –    making slime, creating their own polymer balls, and building gum drop skyscrapers.  Can something be a solid and a liquid at the same time – an experiment with an isotropic mixture will answer the question.

All experiments will be hands-on and done by the participants, and discussion will center around the concepts of physical and chemical changes.  Participants should be prepared to “get their hands dirty” doing all the mixing, kneading, and anything else required for the success of the experiment.

Dancing with the Stars
Shaun Johnson, Hines Ward, Kirstie Alley, Donnie and Marie, and Julianne Hough all showed their talent on Dancing with the Stars. Here’s your chance. The class will teach you basic steps in all the current dances. Healthy lifestyles involve movement – what better way to move than with dance steps.

Drones and Robots for Precision Agriculture
Science and technology is an essential part of life.  With the world evolving into tech zone, drones and Robotics are probably the most advanced equipment in the technology world.  Robotics and drones in a technological context are an unmanned robots and flying robot. The robots may be remotely controlled and drones can fly autonomously through software-controlled flight plans in their embedded systems working in conjunction with GPS.   Participants will get the opportunity to learn about the history, how to build, operate, program as well as be engaged in the many uses of drones and robotics.

Expanding Horizons through Group Involvement
An introduction to group development activities with intention.  Each team will engage in a set of activities focusing on decision-making, respect for diversity, and effective communication.  Facilitators from Georgia College’s Department of Outdoor Education will model and debrief strategies matching activities with outcomes and enhance transfer of learning through the use of strategies.  Participants will engage in activities followed by discussion of potential use back at home.

GTL – Give, Talk, Learn: the Power of Service Learning
Many of us need some GTL in our lives. Service learning gives us the opportunity to give, talk and learn through helping others and reflecting on those experiences. Join this workshop for a hands-on look at innovative service learning projects, the essential steps to service learning and tips on making service meaningful for both the participants and the beneficiaries. This workshop is full of hands-on, fun activities and even a few door prizes!

Pilates works from the inside out by strengthening the core muscles that support the spine. Pilates is a series of rhythmic exercises that strengthen and balance the body, while lengthening the muscles and increasing flexibility. By focusing on quality of movement rather than quantity, Pilates can retrain your body to move more efficiently – a great benefit to anyone looking to improve their performance or overall health.

Solve the Outbreak Become a Zoonotic Disease Detective
What are zoonotic diseases, how do they spread, how can we stop them? The CDC works on preventing outbreaks around the nation. Learn the process for finding, tracking and curing diseases.

Speed Meeting
Nearly one thousand people will attend National 4-H Congress. How will you ever meet them all? Speed Meeting is the answer or at least part of it.  You will have the opportunity to make new friends from all over the country in a totally fun way.

The Healthy Gourmet
Hyatt Regency Atlanta’s chefs have distinguished themselves as some of Atlanta’s premier chefs. They specialize in the farm to table emphasis always looking for the best in foods that are available locally.

Think Globally….Think Agri-Science
Agri-scientists from our land-grant universities have come up with some amazing discoveries that lessen our environmental impact, reduce costs, and create healthier living conditions for everyone. Improving the performance of crops in drought conditions using soy lecithin, combining soy ingredients to replace cancer-causing compounds, converting sugar energy into light energy, and transforming soy oils into a formula that removes food odor from socks and shoes are just some of the technologies to be explored. A session of fun and engaging hands-on agri-science activities.

Is your life too stressful, do your muscles feel so uptight? Yoga is the thing for you!  Its physical exercises, special postures, and relaxation techniques will make you a new person, relaxed and ready to take on your next stressful situation. Yoga tones your muscles, flexes your joints and strengthens your body.

Exercise doesn’t have to be a drudgery when there are things like Zumba. Created by Alberto “Beto” Perez, Zumba involves dance and aerobics elements. Involving following the music with repetitive movement. Zumba’s choreography incorporates hip-hop, samba, salsa, meringue, mambo, martial arts, and some Bollywood and belly dance moves. It is addictive – you will love it.