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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 (the system is down Jan 1 – Jan 18) by simply going to 4honline and completing the enrollment process.


January

Healthy Living Teen Leader Retreat Canceled 2021

Teen Winter Enrichment | January 30, 2021 | Saturday

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 >Due Feb 15 in 2021

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

2021 Electric Program Kick-off – STEP 1 of the 2021 program begins with an intro to Circuits Take-home Kit and instructional videos.

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 Electric Program Information


February

Teen Council Banquet Planning Meeting

National 4-H Summit for Healthy Living | Feb 13 – 15, 2021 (registration for teen teams closes Jan 8th at 10 a.m.) Contact Lee County 4-H for details

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


March

4-H 2019 Awards Banquet

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

Empowering Youth and Families Program/Powerful Families, Powerful Communities | (EYFP/PFPC) Tuesday, March 30th. Contact Gabrielle Dunlap to find out more about this wonderful program. Spring 2021 EYFP flyer

Collect ACHIEVE information

Teen Retreat

Continue working on Project Record Books

Collect your ACHIEVE information

March Helpful Links

EYFP/PFPC


April

Summer STEAM Information Released

4-H Volunteer Leader Spring Dinner Training

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 your project record book or journal.

Collect your ACHIEVE information


May

Register for Summer STEAM

County Activity Night(Kick-off of this year’s 4-H Youth Public Speaking Program & 4-H Entertains) | May 12, 2021

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 | Packets are due June 10, 2021 to the 4-H state office via Lee County 4-H office.

Citizenship North Carolina Focus | June 14-16, 2021

Teen County Council Congress Meeting

South Central District Activity Day | June 25, 2021

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

4-H Volunteer Opportunity | Handout Produce Boxes for Sandhills Farm to Table

Summer STEAM Camps

Possible Teen County Council Meeting Congress Meeting

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

NC 4-H State 4-H Activity Day | July 17, 2021

NC State 4-H Congress | July 19-21, 2021 | Registration Closed | County delegates will meet in person in Lee County | $15

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

STEP 2 of 2021 Electric Program

Youth Voice

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

NC STATE FAIR

In October 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

Farm City Week Activities and Contests

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

STEP 3 of 2021 Electric ProgramTurn in your project books and try to qualify for 2022 Electric Congress

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