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2022 4-H Electric Program

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Lee County electric program

The 4-H Electric Program is an informal hands-on youth program conducted by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service and its professional 4-H agents and volunteer adult leaders located in all 100 counties and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. Youth learn about the fundamentals of electricity and magnetism, renewable energy technologies, and energy conservation. Youth learn many life skills while participating in this program, but also generate more enthusiasm for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

Lee County 4-H

January – August

4-H ages 10-18 as of January 2022 | Participation in this program is voluntary at any stage and free but you must be enrolled in Lee County 4-H (as a club member or “at large”). As soon as your enrollment is approved you may ask for one of our kits or begin a project record book.

Simple Kit | Intro to Electricity and Circuits

Bristle Bot Kit | Includes all supplies needed to make a mini-robot. Be sure to take photos and write about your progress and experience for the project record book.

July

Become a Lee County delegate for NC 4-H Electric Congress. Two delegates can attend each year. You will become our teen leader in electricity and help at the Summer Fun Electric Camp.

August

Summer Fun Electric Project Camp participants will receive an electric program tools kit including a soldering iron. At the end of this 3-day camp, youth will have completed a wiring project, soldering project, and have attended a program at the local electric co-op. This camp will cost $10. I will provide photos of the experience for your project record book.

November-December

Complete a Project Record Book | 4-H ages 11-18 as of January 2022 |  We select 4-H youth to attend Electric Congress based on the previous year’s projects. If you participate in the 2022 Electric Project Book Competition you will have a chance to attend the 4-H Electric Congress in July of 2023 with all expenses paid. Two 4-H members with the best electric project record books from each county that have not previously attended Electric Congress more than once will be selected to attend as a county delegate. You can only attend Electric Congress as a county delegate twice. You MUST complete a current electric project book and answer these questions to be selected. What Electric Project activities did you complete during the past year (electric kit, curriculum books, renewable energy projects, home electric projects, etc.)? List three things that you learned. List three things that you accomplished in doing these activities.