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4-H Youth Development

4-H is the largest youth development organization in North Carolina, educating hundreds of thousands of young people each year. Extension’s 4-H program is growing the next generation of leaders and equipping youth with the skills to succeed.

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Upcoming 4-H Volunteer Training

We are excited to share about some upcoming 4-H volunteer training. All training is offered to all registered NC …

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ASPIRE Virtual ACT Prep

What is ASPIRE? Students will learn techniques and strategies for improving their ACT score through 30 hours of class participation, …

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4-H Hay Bale Decorating Fun!

We are excited to announce a fun opportunity for our 4-H’ers and families during this fall season. Each year during …

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4-H Volunteer Recognition

Volunteers are the heart of the North Carolina 4-H program. Their energy and commitment create positive opportunities for young …

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4-H Showcase of Talent

Get your 4-H Talent acts ready! We are excited to announce that we will be offering our 4-H Showcase …

NC 4-H Photo Contest

NC 4-H Photography Contest

Calling all 4-H’ers (8-18), Practice your photography skills to capture your perfect picture in these three categories : 4-H In …

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4-H Congress 2020

Join us for North Carolina 4-H Congress! This year’s event will be held July 20 – 23, 2020, and …

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Citizenship North Carolina Focus

Citizenship North Carolina Focus is a three-day event where youth from across the state come together to learn about …

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Harvesting beans from a vine-covered teepee.

Creating Childcare Center Production Gardens

This publication focuses on developing fruit and vegetable production gardens in the Outdoor Learning Environment …

Searching for ripe tomatoes.

Snacking and Cooking with Warm-Season Produce from Childcare Production Gardens

This publication includes simple recipes that childcare center cooks and educators can use to engage …

Stirring kale and dressing for a winter salad.

Snacking and Cooking With Cool-Season Produce From Childcare Production Gardens

This publication includes simple recipes that childcare center cooks and educators can use to engage …

Raised beds with a crop of kale (left) and mustard greens (rt).

Growing Cool-Season Vegetables in Childcare Production Gardens

This publication focuses on easy-to-grow, child-friendly, cool-season vegetables suitable for childcare center gardening. This is …

Raised beds with a mix of warm-season fruits and vegetables.

Growing Warm-Season Fruits and Vegetables in Childcare Production Gardens

This publication focuses on easy-to-grow, child-friendly, warm-season fruits and vegetables suitable for childcare center gardening. …

Photo: Little fingers loosening roots before planting.

Growing and Cooking Fruits and Vegetables at Childcare Centers

This factsheet summarizes the benefits of fruit and vegetable gardening with children. It includes age-appropriate …

Excerpt of Bug Out - Leader's Guide

Excerpt of Bug Out curriculum - Leader's Guide by NC 4-H, NC State Extension, College …

Excerpt of I Am an Ecosystem Curriculum

Excerpt of the curriculum, I Am An Ecosystem - An Elementary Introduction to Microbes. This curriculum …