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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.

AIRE

Aire

Application * Interview * Resume * Electronic Video AIRE is a workforce development and college prep program. Youth, ages 11 – …

LEe County Activity night may 14, 2020

Public Speaking 2020

2020 DAD winners Mackenzie Roche – Bronze Suzy Brito – Gold -> STATE Cameron Hanna – Silver Matthew Kerley – Gold -> STATE Important …

Same Mission, New Methods

The recent COVID-19 pandemic has already changed the way we work and communicate along with introducing new phrases into …

photo of author mackenzie roche

Make Sure You Count

Welcome to 2020! While the new decade has been a tad chaotic with current events, one thing that happens …

2019 Lee County Achievement Awards

Lee County 4-H Announces Winners

Sadly we were not able to have our 2019 Recognition Banquet for our 4-H members’ achievements last year. Instead, …

Coronavirus COVID-19 Resources

Resources to assist you during the Coronavirus COVID-19: Website: NC State University COVID-19 Resources Description: The following resources provide best practices for preparing …

Adverse Childhood Experiences

Imagine you are walking in the woods and you encounter something frightening, perhaps a bear. Immediately the hypothalamus sends …

learn by doing at 4-H

I Wonder Why That Happened?

Imagine waking up each morning, drinking your coffee bubbles, and checking to see the messages “from the ground” instructing …

photos of high school art

Farm City Week Contest Results

Creative expression is important for our emotional & psychological well-being. 4-H offers opportunities to share creative work. This year J. Glenn Edwards and Lee …

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 …

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. …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Eat Smart Move More North Carolina: Growing Communities Through Gardens

Gardens bring communities together. Not only are community gardens a good way to get more …

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