Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, 4-H released an article describing the challenges youth face with employability and provides a framework, designed as a one-stop-shop for employability information, including a checklist for youth to track the development of employability skills. Additionally, the article details example employability preparation programs 4-H offers youth to experience and practice employability skills. 

The economic future of the United States depends on the next generation of young Americans becoming ready for work and life. Experiences in 4-H are designed for social interaction, to connect to larger, real world contexts. This approach ensures that youth have the knowledge and skills to be employed and can productively contribute to their community.