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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 Crime Scene Investigates

When: April 13–16, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Where: N.C. Cooperative Extension, Scotland County Center The crime scene is a …

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4-H First Saturdays

Each month, youth ages 5-18 will participate in an interactive workshop with an opportunity to meet new people, road …

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South Central 4-H Teen Retreat

When: March 7–8, 2020 Where: Millstone 4-H Educational Center, Ellerbe, NC Cost: $65 Teens, ages 13-19 representing 19 NC Counties will travel …

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Goal Setting for 2020

4-H Project Record Book is a scrapbook highlighting you! At the beginning of the year, you will select a …

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4-H Healthy Living Retreat

Youth, ages 13-18 who are interested in becoming, a Healthy Living Teen Leader in their community are invited to …

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4-H Teen Voices: A Monthly Hangout!

ClaudetteColvin…Malala Yousafzai…Ruby Bridges…Greta Thunberg…Emma Gonzalez…JaylenArnold…Sophie Cruz….Anne Frank…Easton LaChappelle…Maya Penn…these are names of several youth leaders. Now, add your name here_________________________. Each …

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We Are Hiring!

N.C. Cooperative Extension of Scotland County is looking for a summer program assistant for our 4-H/4-H EFNEP Summer Boot Camp. Join …

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Teen Event - 4-H Congress 2019

Who: Youth ages 13-19 When: July 20-23, 2019 Where: NC State University Cost: $135 (includes lodging) Deadline to register is Friday, June 21. You …

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Need Volunteer Hours?

We’re looking for volunteers! April 22–25, 2019, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Laurel Hill Recreation Center, Laurel …

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Growing Cool-Season Vegetables in Childcare Production Gardens

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