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The 2024 4-H Program Year runs from January 1 to December 31. Your 4-H age is your age on January 1. You may enroll in 4-H anytime (the system is down from December 20  – January 18) by simply going to 4HO and completing the enrollment process.


Teen Winter Enrichment | January 6, 2024, Register and pay $10 by Jan 3, 2024

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, 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. You will add to this story each year and submit it with your 4-H Project Record. Make your 4-H Project Plan. Pick a topic and brainstorm everything you want to do around that topic this year.

Cupid’s in the Kitchen: This is a youth cooking spin club. 6th grade – 12th grade members will learn and practice kitchen skills at each meeting. In six meetings beginning in January and ending before Valentine’s Day, just in time for your 4-H’er to prepare a special Valentine’s Day dinner, your very own cupid cook

4-H Volunteer Leader & Program Committee Meeting

4-H Clover Council Meeting Jan 16, 2024 @ 4:00-5:30

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 Electric Program Information


4-H Volunteer Leaders Conference February 2-4, 2024 | RSVP by January 18

4-H Council Banquet Planning Meeting

4-H Achievement Awards & Volunteer Recognition Banquet

National 4-H Summit for Healthy Living

Embryology Program

Summer Overnight Camps and Leader in Training opportunities | Betsy Jeff Penn, Eastern Center, Millstone | Begin looking for Adventure Camp Registration Information

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


4-H County Awards Banquet

Teen Retreat | March 8 & 9, 2024 | Register and pay $100 by Feb 29th

Cooking Team Practices

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

Collect ACHIEVE information

March Helpful Links

Register for Events


Summer STEAM Information Released

Poultry Program Kickoff

National Day of Service

Young Commissioner’s Summer Program Interviews & Guest Attendance

Plan and Practice for the public speaking program kickoff

Cooking Team Practices

Agriculture Awareness Week Workshops and youth activities | April 20-27, 2024

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 your project record book or journal.

Collect your ACHIEVE information.


Register for Summer STEAM

Backyard Chicken Poultry Program Kickoff | May 7, 2024

County Activity Night | (Kick-off of this year’s 4-H Youth Public Speaking Program & 4-H Entertains)

Dinah Gore 4-H Healthy Food Challange: May 18, 2024

Continue working on Project Record Books – Do a Civic Engagement Project. May is a great time to celebrate our military and 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.


Summer STEAM Camps

AIRE | Packets are due to the 4-H state office via the Lee County 4-H office.

Eggs to Legs Poultry Program Kickoff | June 27, 2024

4-H Clover Council Congress Meeting

South Central District Activity Day | June 18, 2024 in Scotland County

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

Collect your ACHIEVE information.


Summer STEAM Camps

Summer Weeklong Overnight Adventure Camping and Leader in Training opportunities | Betsy Jeff Penn, Eastern Center, Millstone (Registration for these camps begins Nov/Feb/Mar)

NC 4-H State 4-H Activity Day | July 23, 2024

NC State 4-H Congress | July 22-26, 2024

Registration ends for the September Goat and Cattle Livestock Show

Continue working on Project Record Books – Check in on your project plans. Update Section 3 with what 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.


Last of the Summer STEAM Camps

Youth Voice | Aug 9-10, 2024

Dr. Kim Ingold 4-H Photography Contest

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.


Lee Regional Fair | September 11-15, 2024

4-H Goat and Beef Livestock Show Farm Bureau, Farm Credit Showmanship, N.C. Cooperative Extension, Sanford Lions Club

4-H Poultry Show Pilgrim’s, Sanford Lions Club, N.C. Cooperative Extension

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.


National Youth Science Month

Ambassador books are due to the 4-H state office

October Teen County Council Meeting


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

Collect your ACHIEVE information.


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

Volunteer Leader District Fall Meeting

4-H Volunteer Leader Fall Dinner Training

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.


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 must 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, NEW YEAR’S EVE Time Capsule Questionnaire 2021-2022

Bill Stone:

Pam Kerley:

Lee County 4-H Discrimination Policy text