Duke Energy Foundation Provides North Carolina 4-H Summer Camp Scholarships for Youth in Need
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The NC 4-H Camp program announced it is partnering with the Duke Energy Foundation to provide 10 camp scholarships valued at $5250 for vulnerable youth from counties in eastern North Carolina to attend camp this summer.
The NC 4-H Camps program is a state-wide summer camp scholarship program that provides summer camp experiences for youth from vulnerable populations, including youth from low-income families, youth of color, youth from military families, youth residing in foster care, and youth experiencing challenges with mental health and well-being.
Since the program’s inception in 2019, NC 4-H has provided more than 500 young people the opportunity to go to camp at one of our three 4-H camps and centers.
“The Duke Energy Foundation is focused on strengthening and uplifting communities throughout North Carolina,” said Indira Everett, Director of the Duke Energy East Region Community Relations team. “We understand how important it is to invest in our young people. Summer camp is a fundamental experience that all youth should have, so we are proud to help send youth in need to 4-H camp this summer.”
“There are few tools as powerful as the camp experience to positively impact the lives of young people,” said Angela Brisson, Interim NC 4-H Camping Specialist. “This support is making the camp experience accessible for 10 youth who would not otherwise have the opportunity to attend. We are grateful to the Duke Energy Foundation for helping these young people find a sense of belonging, community, and positive support at camp this summer.”
The youth recipients of these scholarships will attend the following camps during the summer of 2023:
Betsy-Jeff Penn 4-H Center
- Director Indira Everett: Lee and Chatham Counties
- District Manager Pam Hardy: Bladen and Columbus County
- District Manager David McNeill: Scotland County
Eastern 4-H Center
- District Manager Pam Hardy: Sampson County
- District Manager Derrick Remer: Duplin County
- District Manager Pam Hardy: Sampson County
- District Manager David McNeill: Richmond County
- District Manager Derrick Remer: Lenoir County
Pictured from left to right at the 2023 NC 4-H Alumni Awards: NC 4-H State Council Secretary/Treasurer Kennedi Lyons; NC 4-H State Council Member Engagement Camille Clark; Chair of the NC 4-H Development Board Robin Nichols; NC 4-H State Program Leader Dr. Mike Yoder; Duke Energy District Manager Pam Hardy; NC 4-H State Council Vice President Lance Williams; Interim 4-H Camping Specialist Angela Brisson; NC 4-H State Council President Laurelyn Ridge
About the NC 4-H Camp Program
For more than 80 years, North Carolina 4-H camping has taught youth life skills through centers located from the mountains to the sandhills to the coast. Each year, more than 7,000 youth from across the state participate in 4-H camping programs at North Carolina’s 4-H educational centers. Thousands more participate in conferences, school enrichment programs, special events, and workshops. It is the vision of the NC 4-H Camps program to inspire and create productive citizens through lifelong learning opportunities that promote diversity & inclusion for all. Learn more at nc4hcamps.org
About the Duke Energy Foundation
The Duke Energy Foundation is proud to power the vitality of our communities through philanthropy focused on vibrant economies; climate resiliency; and justice, equity and inclusion.
Over $30 million in charitable grants each year are the driver behind impact and improvements in our communities. Additionally, our employees and retirees volunteered more than 70,000 hours with nonprofit organizations last year, contributing $2 million in estimated value of their volunteer time.
About the Duke Energy Corporation
Duke Energy, a Fortune 150 company headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., is one of America’s largest energy holding companies. Our electric utilities serve 8.2 million customers in North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky, and collectively own 50,000 megawatts of energy capacity. Our natural gas unit serves 1.6 million customers in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Ohio and Kentucky. Our company employs 28,000 people.