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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 – …

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Public Speaking 2021

For many years 4-H has encouraged millions of youth around the world to become proficient at public speaking. This …

Same Mission, New Methods

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

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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 …

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I Wonder Why That Happened?

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

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McSwain Center Policies and Procedures

The McSwain Extension Education and Agriculture Center is available. Lee County Farm Bureau Auditorium Contact us for: Policies and Procedures / Facility …

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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 …

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Two Words, Eight Letters

Two words. Eight letters. Thank you. November is the month for the special time of Thanksgiving. Many people grew …

Recent Publications related to 4-H Youth Development

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How to Become a Beekeeper in North Carolina

Beekeeping is a very enjoyable and rewarding pastime that is relatively inexpensive to get started. …

2/26/21
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How to Install a Package of Honey Bees

A step-by-step instruction and description of how to install and maintain a new colony of …

1/19/21

Excerpt of Mooving Milk From the Farm to the Fridge

4-H “Mooving Milk from Farm to Fridge” is a Cloverbud curriculum developed in partnership with …

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 …

11/10/20

Excerpt of Winged Wonders

In this curriculum, youth will observe the wonders of the natural world unfolding in front …

A Summary of the National 4-H Science: Building a 4-H STEM Career Pathway Initiative

This publication summarizes an evaluation of the 4-H Science: Building a 4-H STEM Career Pathway …

10/16/20

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 …

10/14/20

Excerpt of Bug Out - Leader's Guide

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