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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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Empowering Youth and Families

Empowering Youth and Families – Catawba County 4-H has recently graduated their first cohort of families from their new …

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Catawba County Youth Council

Youth Council Donates Pencil Boxes – Catawba County Youth Council kicked-off their year by organizing a drive to collect …

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State 4-H Presentation Winners

Through the summer months, NC 4-H members had the chance to participate in the annual presentation contest. Several Catawba …

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Intro to Martial Arts for Summer

An introduction to Martial Arts will be offered as a 4-H summer healthy living workshop. Four session program on …

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Healthy Habits: WalkCatawba

WHEN: June 1–July 27, 2020, Mondays from 3–4 p.m. WHERE: ZOOM – Online Event Description: The 9-week program is for youth …

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A step-by-step instruction and description of how to install and maintain a new colony of …


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4-H “Mooving Milk from Farm to Fridge” is a Cloverbud curriculum developed in partnership with …

Bug Out 4-H Leader's Guide

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This publication covers a list of current North Carolina 4-H curricula titles available through your …


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In this curriculum, youth will observe the wonders of the natural world unfolding in front …

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This publication summarizes an evaluation of the 4-H Science: Building a 4-H STEM Career Pathway …


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Gardens bring communities together. Not only are community gardens a good way to get more …


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