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4-H Program Year

The 4-H Program Year runs January 1 – December 31. Your 4-H age is your age on January 1. You may enroll in 4-H at any time by simply going to 4honline and completing the forms.


January

Healthy Living Teen Leader Retreat | January 4, 2020-January 5, 2020 | Join us for the 4-H Youth Healthy Living Leadership Retreat at Millstone 4-H Camp. The retreat is FREE. Counties should bring a team of 4 youth (ages 14-17) and 1 adult. This retreat will focus on youth-adult partnerships, teaching, and leadership. Topics covered will include: effective teaching and learning skills such as the differences in learning styles, classroom management techniques, ages and stages of child development, and teamwork within your group. This retreat will cover the Health Rocks Curriculum and Healthy Habits Program, respectively. This retreat is limited to 8 Health Rocks Teams and 5 Healthy Habits Teams. | Registration Deadline is December 13, 2019. Registration Link

Teen Winter Enrichment | January 11, 2020

Lee County Paperwork and Projects due January 15th: ACHIEVE, Project Record Books, Club Member of the Year Application, Club of the Year Application, Re-enrollment at 4honline.com, Club Re-chartering Paperwork

State 4-H Paperwork and Projects due to the Lee County Office on January 15th: Scholarship, Honor Club, and State Council District Officer Applications

BEGIN WORK ON next year’s PROJECT RECORD BOOKS – If you haven’t done so, write your 4-H Story. This is everything that 4-H has done in your life. Even as a new beginner, write down how you got to this point. Each year, you will add to this story and submit it with your 4-H Project Record. Make your 4-H Project Plan. Pick a topic and brainstorm all of the things you want to do around that topic this year.

4-H Program Committee Meeting | January 27 @ 4:00

January Helpful Links

Lee County Inventory: Project Book ListProject Record BooksENROLLMENTclub member of the year applicationCode of Conduct, Volunteer Leader Paperwork Link, ACHIEVE, Scholarships, Honor Club, District Officer, Enrollment, T-shirt order


February

Teen Council Banquet Planning Meeting | Feb 6, 2020 @ 5:30

Continue working on Project Record Books – What is leadership? Brainstorm possible leadership opportunities on a variety of levels. Record these goals in your project record book or journal.

Collect ACHIEVE information

February Helpful Links

T-shirt order, register for eventsCode of Conduct


March

4-H 2019 Awards Banquet | March 19, 2020 @ 6:00 p.m.

Continue working on Project Record Books – What is citizenship and civic engagement? Brainstorm possible opportunities. Record these in your project record book or journal.

Cohort 3 Empowering Youth and Families Program begins March 2, 2020 @ 5:00 p.m.

Collect ACHIEVE information

Teen Retreat | March 7-8, 2020

Continue working on Project Record Books

Collect your ACHIEVE information


April

Summer STEAM Information Released

4-H Volunteer Leader Spring Dinner Training | April 9, 2020 @ 6:00 p.m.

Ambassador books are due to the state 4-H office

National Day of Service

3rd Grade Embryology Program kickoff

Young Commissioner’s Summer Program Interviews

Plan and Practice for the public speaking program kickoff

Continue working on Project Record Books – What is Community Service? Brainstorm possible opportunities. Make a plan with your club to do a group community service project. Record these in yourproject record book or journal.

Collect your ACHIEVE information


May

Register for 2020 Summer STEAM

County Activity Night | May 14, 2020 (Kick-off of this year’s 4-H Youth Public Speaking Program & 4-H Entertains) Submission Link

LEe County Activity night may 14, 2020

Continue working on Project Record Books – Do a Civic Engagement Project. May is a great time to celebrate our military, local heroes. As school ends and we approach District Activity Day, make sure to record any awards you may have received.

Collect your ACHIEVE information


June

Summer STEAM Camps

AIRE (due to Lee County office by June 9)

Teen County Council Congress Meeting | June 4, 2020 @ 5:30 p.m.

South Central District Activity Day | June 20, 2020 (2nd Public Speaking Program Activity)

Continue working on Project Record Books – Do a Community Service Project with your club, your family, at a 4-H event, or individually.

Collect your ACHIEVE information


July

volunteer for sanford farm to table thursdays in july

Summer STEAM Camps

Possible Teen County Council Meeting | July 2, 2020

Summer Overnight Camps and Leader in Training opportunities | Betsy Jeff Penn, Eastern Center, Millstone

NC 4-H State 4-H Activity Day | July 18, 2020 (Final Competition for the Public Speaking Program)

NC State 4-H Congress | July 18-21, 2020

Registration ends for September Livestock Show

Continue working on Project Record Books – Check-in on your project plans. Update Section 3 with those things you have done and still want to do. Now is a great time to start organizing pictures and making your “scrapbook” section.

Collect your ACHIEVE information


August

Last of the Summer STEAM Camps

Youth Voice

Youth Voice delegate photo MacKenzie Roche

We are excited to be partnering again with the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC) for the 10th year to host YouthVoice! YouthVoice will be held August 23-24, 2019 in Guilford County. Activities will take place at the Grandover Resort and Conference Center and lodging will be at the Sheraton Greensboro at Four Seasons (3121 W Gate City Blvd, Greensboro, NC 27407). Mackenzie Roch is the one youth (ages 14-18) representing Lee County invited to attend this year.

Continue working on Project Record Books – Update the awards section. State-level competitions are finishing and some are coming up. You have worked hard! Make sure to get the credit!

Collect your ACHIEVE information


September

Lee Regional Fair

Livestock Show Farm Bureau, Farm Credit Showmanship, N.C. Cooperative Extension, Sanford Lions Club Livestock Show

Continue working on Project Record Books – Update Section 3 with your summer successes. Make a plan for those things you still want to do. Look over your other sections. Are there places you still need to work on? Make a plan to add to them.

Collect your ACHIEVE information


October

National Youth Science Day- Lee Event

Ambassador books are due to the 4-H state office

October Teen County Council Meeting | October 1, 2020

NC STATE FAIR

Continue working on Project Record Books – Do your memories pages. Remember only 6 sides of paper. Your extension office may have scrapbooking embellishments to help with this.

Collect your ACHIEVE information


November

Work on Project Books (Forms, rules, and categories)

Volunteer Leader District Fall Fling

4-H Volunteer Leader Fall Dinner Training | November 9, 2020 @ 6:00 p.m.

Farm City Week Activities

Continue working on Project Record Books – Finish Civic Engagement activities. Remember Veteran’s Day, election day, and Thanksgiving are great opportunities to add activities to your project.

Collect your ACHIEVE information


December

Completed Project Books – Due in January – Revisit your 4-H story. Add all of the fun things you did this year. Complete Section 1 and make your goals for next year. Now you just have to compile and make your final copy to submit to your county 4-H professional! Good Luck!

Finalize ACHIEVE information – Due in January

December Helpful Links

Lee County Inventory: Project Book ListProject Record Books,  club member of the year applicationCode of Conduct, Volunteer Leader Paperwork Link, ACHIEVE, Scholarships, Honor Club, District Officer, December 4-H Clovernews


Bill Stone: bill_stone@ncsu.edu

Pam Kerley: pkerley@ncsu.edu

Lee County 4-H Discrimination Policy text