Skip to main content

4-H youth development

a large group of campers sitting around a campfire

Jun 3, 2022

4-H Camps Give Youth Meaningful Experiences

David J. Herpy, a North Carolina 4-H camping specialist, discusses the positive impact 4-H camps can have on youth. 

Three young women wearing 4-H pride T-shirts

Dec 16, 2021

Study Examines LGBTQ+ Competencies Among 4-H Professionals

A first-of-its-kind study revealed a gap between knowledge and skills of 4-H professionals in engaging and developing programs for LGBTQ+ youth in 4-H across North Carolina. 

Thearon McKinney pictured with his family

Oct 5, 2020

4-H Trailblazer Honored

Thearon McKinney, a retired NC State University 4-H professor nationally recognized for his volunteer leadership and marketing programs, was recently inducted into the National 4-H Hall of Fame. 

Two children building a stick structure in the woods

Sep 4, 2020

Outdoor Play: At Your Doorstep

The answers to some of the most vexing social, educational and health challenges that today’s children face lie right at our doorsteps. That’s the message NC State University extension specialists share in a recently updated web publication emphasizing the importance of outdoor play and learning. The publication, “At Your Door Step: A Family Factsheet on Outdoor… 

Girl with painted rocks

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. 

Jennifer Standish at the Eastern 4-H Center

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. 

Student holding experiment sample

Aug 17, 2016

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. 

David Gaydeski with students

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. 

A large group of young people wearing green shirts and holding a large poster participating in the 2016 North Carolina State 4-H Congress

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.