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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.

Union County 4H leaders attending Congress

What Is a Leader?

What makes a true leader? To some, it may be someone who humbly listens to the people and does …

Jasmine Wilson sewing face masks

True Leaders in 4-H: Jasmine Wilson

Meet Jasmine Wilson,14-year-old 4-H member and secretary of the Union County Teen Council. She has attended several 4-H events …

Graphic design of UC 4H Virtual Summer Fun 2020 Program

Summer Fun @ Home!

Reduce Summer Learning Loss During the COVID 19 pandemic, I’m sure it may be a bit difficult to start thinking …

50 years Earth Day 2020 logo

Earth Day Fun!

The 50th anniversary of Earth Day is right around the corner on April 22 and there are many opportunities …

small boy exploring his backyard

Get Outside: Beyond the Backyard

As Spring approaches, there are many opportunities for families to get outside and explore the world around them and …

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 …

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National Love Your Pet Day

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

Recent Publications related to 4-H Youth Development

Soil to Seed

NC 4-H Curriculum Titles, Grades 9-12

This publication covers a list of current North Carolina curricula titles available through your local …

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NC 4-H Curriculum Titles, Grades 6-8

This publication covers a list of current NC 4-H curricula titles available through your local …

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Bug Out 4-H Leader's Guide

NC 4-H Curriculum Titles, Grades K-5

This publication covers a list of current North Carolina 4-H curricula titles available through your …

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Excerpt of Cooking Up Confidence

North Carolina 4-H would like to thank the North Carolina Expanded Food Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) …

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Excerpt of Microbes On My Mind

This curriculum was developed through funds from a USDA-NIFA Grant (Award # 2012-68003-19621) titled “Development …

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Excerpt of Microbes The World Within

This curriculum was developed through funds from a USDA-NIFA Grant (Award # 2012-68003-19621) titled “Development …

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Excerpt of I Am an Ecosystem Curriculum

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

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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 …