Next Chapter is a unique college and career readiness program developed in partnership with Tennessee 4-H and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, that connects students statewide with college and career resources at Tennessee’s state flagship, land-grant university. Together, we aim to better prepare Tennessee students to successfully accomplish college and career goals following high school. Next Chapter participants in eighth through twelfth grades engage in specialized events, activities, and curriculum focused on career exploration and college readiness. Participants will develop and refine skills in areas such as time management, learning comprehension, and note-taking; explore careers and fields of study; and prepare for the college selection process and career readiness, including resume and interview practice. Next Chapter inspires youth to choose to continue their education after high school through whatever path best suits their career aspirations. The Next Chapter program is offered to all ninety-five Tennessee counties, is county-based, and is offered to youth enrolled in the 4-H program. To learn more about Next Chapter, please contact Shelby Brawner, Extension specialist.
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Next Chapter Virtual Escape Room
Escaping this classroom is no easy feat! There is a clock you will have to beat! Gather the clues, one and all, and you’re on your way to becoming a VOL! Click the image below to start the fun and find all the clues before the time is done!
Next Chapter Statewide Summit
Join us for the Next Chapter Statewide Summit to discover options available to you after high school! This Summit is an exciting experience that provides 8th – 11th grade, Tennessee 4-H’ers an opportunity to learn about the Next Chapter College and Career Readiness program and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. You’ll get to meet other 4-H’ers plus interact with current UT Students, faculty, and staff.
2022 is currently TBD.
Registration is not yet available.