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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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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 …

Healthy Habits

Healthy Habits: Walk Catawba

Registration is now being accepting for 4-H Healthy Habits: Walk Catawba. The 9-week program is for youth ages 9-17. …

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NC 4-H Summer 2020 Camp Out!

REGISTER FOR THE CAMP OUT! Click to view the schedule and session descriptions Summer camp is fundamentally a physical, place-based experience …

Recent Publications related to 4-H Youth Development

Harvesting beans from a vine-covered teepee.

Creating Childcare Center Production Gardens

This publication focuses on developing fruit and vegetable production gardens in the Outdoor Learning Environment …

Searching for ripe tomatoes.

Snacking and Cooking with Warm-Season Produce from Childcare Production Gardens

This publication includes simple recipes that childcare center cooks and educators can use to engage …

Stirring kale and dressing for a winter salad.

Snacking and Cooking With Cool-Season Produce From Childcare Production Gardens

This publication includes simple recipes that childcare center cooks and educators can use to engage …

Raised beds with a crop of kale (left) and mustard greens (rt).

Growing Cool-Season Vegetables in Childcare Production Gardens

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

Raised beds with a mix of warm-season fruits and vegetables.

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. …

Photo: Little fingers loosening roots before planting.

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 …

Excerpt of Bug Out - Leader's Guide

Excerpt of Bug Out curriculum - Leader's Guide by NC 4-H, NC State Extension, College …

Excerpt of I Am an Ecosystem Curriculum

Excerpt of the curriculum, I Am An Ecosystem - An Elementary Introduction to Microbes. This curriculum …