MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) -- Kansas State University has opened its doors this week to hundreds of students from across the state for the 88th Annual Kansas 4-H Discovery Days.
From Tuesday, May 29 to Friday, June 1, Kansas State University is hosting 750 youth and adult chaperones for the program, titled 4-H Discovery Days: Revolution of Responsibility.
The hands-on event provides youth with a sample of what it is like to go to college and encourages them to explore various careers and educational experiences.
Discovery Days is open to all youth between the ages of 13-18. Students are living in the K-State dorms, attending various classes led by volunteers and listening to motivational speakers. Discovery Days attendees will represent 95 counties in Kansas.
Several classes highlighted at this year’s event include a trip to HyVee to learn how to cook for large groups with few ingredients, a tour of the KABSU (Kansas Artificial Breeding Service Unit) and a tour of Vanier Football Complex.
"There’s a wide variety of areas that they can go and study. Which is the point- we’re trying to get them to figure out what they want to do when they can to college, what career base do they want to go into to. That’s one of our main goals as Discovery Days, to discover what your future will be," said Ashley Fitz-Simmons, a youth coach.