4-H youth development

Sep 7, 2020

Outdoor Play: At Your Doorstep

Getting outside is good for kids’ health, education and relationships. An updated guide from NC State offers parenting strategies to help make it happen.

Mar 17, 2020

Boredom Busters

Spending unexpected time at home with the kids? NC State Extension's Liz Driscoll outlines five fun indoor projects to help keep everyone’s minds active and hands busy.

Oct 9, 2017

NC State Prof Inducted Into National 4-H Hall of Fame

For both his lifetime achievements and contributions to 4-H, NC State University professor emeritus and 4-H alumnus Dr. James W.  Clark Jr. was inducted last week into the National 4-H Hall of Fame.

Feb 16, 2017

Faculty Focus: Standish Brings Diverse Skills to New Role as Eastern 4-H Center Director

Jennifer Standish, former recreation program supervisor for Worcester County, Md., became director of North Carolina's Eastern 4-H Center Feb. 1.

Aug 17, 2016  |  Extension

From Pest to Love Bug: NC State Helps Kids Learn More About Insects

As a young girl turns a glass vial over in her hand, the caterpillar inside wriggles. The girl squeals. And with just three words – “I love caterpillars!” – it’s clear that the day’s lesson hasn’t been lost on her.

Aug 5, 2016

Junior Chefs Tour North Carolina’s Executive Mansion

Youth participants of the 4-H Junior Chefs program join Executive Chef David Gaydeski on a tour North Carolina’s Executive Mansion.

Jul 20, 2016

1,000 4-H Hands Feed The Hungry

Nearly 500 4-H’ers lived their pledge of “hands to larger service” Monday July 18 as they joined together to pack 80,000 meals for hungry North Carolina families.

Mar 15, 2016

Health Rocks!

Through Health Rocks!, North Carolina 4-H engages young people in hands-on activities that help them resist drug, alcohol and tobacco use while developing healthy behaviors.

Oct 15, 2015

White House recognizes NC State University’s Juntos program

A program developed by North Carolina State University to empower Hispanic youth to succeed in high school was recently named a “Bright Spot in Hispanic Education” by a White House initiative.

Aug 6, 2012

Mowrey endowment established to support 4-H horse program

After 30 years of service to the N.C. 4-H Horse Program, Dr. Bob Mowrey retired in January and established an endowment that will continue to provide support for the program and young people he nurtured for many years.