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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.

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4-H Summer Family Kits

We will offer family kits for youth in grades K-2. One kit per family will be available on a …

PPE March Madness Flyer

PPE March Madness

Calling All College Students! Hertford County 4-H is partnering with the Hertford County Health Department for their Preconception Health program. …

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Engaging Youth in a Covid World

Calling ALL educators! Let our 4-H Tech Changemakers help YOU by registering and attending this amazing workshop! With the uncertainty …

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Wasps at Porch Lights

In recent weeks we’ve been getting a lot of messages regarding large wasps coming to porch lights. In all …

Chicken & Rabbit Show

2021 Chicken & Rabbit Show

Are you interested in raising chickens and/or rabbits? If so, you should participate in our 4-H Chicken & Rabbit …

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2021 4-H Summer Fun

This summer we are offering at-home kits and Zoom experiences for youth. Family kits will be available for K-5 …

4-H Presentations 2021

It’s that time of year again: 4-H Presentations! Like last year, presentations will take place virtually. Please register through …

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Compost Bin Discounts!

I have tried out two dozen types of compost bins at my Compost Learning Lab at NC State University and these …

Recent Publications related to 4-H Youth Development

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Appendix H. Community Gardening Resources

This appendix is part of the Extension Gardener Handbook and gives users to the tools …

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Career Exploration in Preschool

Ways to support career exploration by preschool-aged children

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Career Exploration by Children and Teens -- An Overview

Ways parents can support career exploration by children and teenagers.

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Career Exploration for Teens

Ways to promote teenagers' awareness of career options

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Career Exploration in Elementary School

Suggestions for supporting career exploration by elementary school aged children.

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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 …

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Growing and Cooking Fruits and Vegetables at Childcare Centers

This factsheet summarizes the benefits of fruit and vegetable gardening with children. It includes age-appropriate …

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Growing Warm-Season Fruits and Vegetables in Childcare Production Gardens

This publication focuses on easy-to-grow, child-friendly, warm-season fruits and vegetables suitable for childcare center gardening. …