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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.

The 4-H Pledge and Yoga

When in Doubt, Move About

Doesn’t it feel good to move? After sitting for a long period of time, doesn’t it feel nice to …

Fizzy Foam Science Experiment

Bringing the Classroom Home

With the increasing precautions the state is taking to prevent the exposure of the coronavirus, people have been encouraged …

Daija Chante Sams

True Leaders in 4-H: Daija Sams

This week’s True Leader in 4-H is Daija Sams, 19-year-old 4-H alumni. Since she became involved in 4-H, she …

dog running in field

National Love Your Pet Day

In February, we generally think about ways to love and care for people, but have you ever stopped to …

Two girls working on coding project

Girls Can Do STEM Too

During the month of February, women and girls are recognized internationally for their work in science. According to recent …

Summer Fun Promo

Summer Fun 2020!

As February is American Heart Awareness month, we want to recognize all the ways 4-H promotes a healthy lifestyle …

Barred Rock Hen

Union County 4-H Chicken Project!

Union County 4-H is excited to offer a chicken project opportunity for youth interested in livestock and poultry. For …

several vision boards posted on a wall

SMART Goals & Vision Board

Since we are only a few days into the new year, there is still time for you to start …

4H livestock club kids holding baby chickens

NEW - Livestock 4-H Club

Do you have a youth interested in animals but don’t know where to begin to help them pursue their …

4-H Livestock Interest Meeting

If you have any children, ages 5-18, who are interested in becoming involved in the 4-H Youth Livestock program, …

Recent Publications related to 4-H Youth Development

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 …

Vermicomposting: A School Enrichment Curriculum

This publication offers 6 lessons for a school curriculum on the importance of vermicomposting, setting …

2 weeks ago
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. …

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 …

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 …

Extension Programming Models

This publication illustrates the NC State Extension Model for Program Planning and Evaluation for proactive …

9/6/19

Animal Appetites

This educational resource for children aged 9-12 explores food preferences in animals through inquiry-based learning …

Nature's Footprints

This educational resource for children aged 9-12 explains how to identify a wide variety of …