The primary function of the National 4H Youth Development Centre is to provide agriculture and tourism training to young persons who have completed or dropped out of Primary School and were/are not able to continue into the Secondary school system. The program runs for ten months at a time and the center accommodates both male and females between the ages of 12 to 17 years. However, due to space constraint, only boys are catered for the residency program.
The National 4-H & Youth Development Centre is committed to equipping Belizean youth with marketable skills that will support and sustain their efforts to become productive citizens. The program, Located in Belmopan City has a national focus on opportunities for males and females between the ages of 14-19 years who are out of school. The program has the capacity to serve 50 Trainees.
a) Develop a positive attitude towards agriculture/vocational education as a gainful means of employment.
b) Establish personal development and life skill training to students.
c) Establish 4-H satellite clubs throughout the country
d) Secure job placements and/or entrepreneurial skills.
e) Re-entry into the formal education system
f) Conduct outreach programs and provide technical support to farmers.