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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.

Fall 4-H Program Flier

Fall 4-H Programs!

We hope you will join in for some fun programs this fall! Each month we will be focusing on …

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ASPIRE Virtual ACT Prep

What is ASPIRE? Students will learn techniques and strategies for improving their ACT score through 30 hours of class participation, …

Photo of fruit and bread on a blue background. Slice of bread has eyes made out of blueberries and a mouth out of an elbow noodle.

What's for Lunch?

It’s that time of the year again! Kids will soon be off to school and they are faced with …

Flier for the Agricultural Technology Series

Agricultural Technology Series!

In this series, you will be virtually visiting two local operations to see how they use technology! We will hear …

Flyer for the 4-H Virtual Painting program

4-H Virtual Painting

Does your child like to be creative? Surry County 4-H is looking for youth ages 8-18 years old to …

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Pollination Station Program

Join us for our Pollination Station Program this summer! This will be a self-paced, virtual program where new information …

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NC 4-H Virtual Summer Programs

N.C. Cooperative Extension is offering 4-H Summer Programs and sign-ups are now open! There are eight program areas to …

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Active Living for Families

Active living helps your family enjoy life! Moving more boosts energy, promotes sound sleep, and it’s a lifelong way …

Family Healthy Living Flyer

Family Healthy Living Program

We are excited to offering our virtual “Family Healthy Living Program” this summer! Our first meeting is scheduled for …

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Family Finances During COVID-19

Virginia Cooperative Extension, in partnership with NC State University, invites you to join. Balancing Life: Family Finances During COVID-19 Zoom …

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 …