Dare County 4-H Information
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What is 4-H?
4-H is the Cooperative Extension System’s dynamic and educational program for youth. 4-H has about 6 million youth members across the United States. The name 4-H is summarized as the four-fold development of youth through the Head, Heart, Hands, and Health.
In 4-H, young people complete hands-on projects in areas like health, science, agriculture, and civic engagement, in a positive environment where they receive guidance from adult mentors and are encouraged to take on proactive leadership roles. The group is open to youth between the ages of 5 and 18. Young people experience 4-H in every county in the country!
View more about the National 4-H Council!
STEM & Agriculture
4‑H science programs provide 4‑H youth the opportunity to learn about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) through fun, hands-on activities and projects.
4‑H healthy living programs help 4‑H youth learn how to lead lives that balance physical, mental, and emotional health.
4‑H civic engagement programs empower young people to be well-informed citizens who are actively engaged in their communities and the world.
How Do I Get Started?
Fill out an enrollment form on 4HOnline; pick a project; sign up for a workshop; or stop by the N.C. Cooperative Extension of Dare County office to talk with Paige Lilley, 4-H Extension Agent, about your interests!
Enrollment in North Carolina 4-H is FREE!
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