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Extension 4-H agent Catherine Shelley holds a chick for students Naquez Cole and Landon Davis

Apr 26, 2021

Learning About Creatures Great and Small Through 4-H 

Kids can’t wait to learn more about animals through 4-H. Here are some new ideas we’ve hatched during the pandemic. 

Paige King Johnson promotional photo

Nov 16, 2020

Clover to Country Star: 4-H Alumna Paige King Johnson

Harnett County 4-H alumna Paige King Johnson is making a name for herself in the music world, and she attributes much of her success to growing up in 4-H. 

Seven-year-old boy poses with the container garden on his deck

Nov 6, 2020

Grow Box Gets Kids Growing — Fall Vegetables, That Is

The hectic pace that comes with children can make it hard to slow down, spend time with each other and celebrate cherished relationships. Enter the Grow Box. 

Group shot of diverse high school students in a school library.

Nov 3, 2020

Kids Voting, N.C. Cooperative Extension Show Every Voice Matters

The 2020 election is almost over. And while their votes may not be counted among official election results, unofficially, North Carolina’s youth will be heard because of the efforts of N.C. Cooperative Extension and the Kids Voting program. 

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. 

Group of 4-H staff members holding a check from SECU Foundation for $50,000

Sep 17, 2020

SECU Foundation Grants a Lifesaver for 4-H, FFA Camps

The SECU Foundation awarded $50,000 in grants to NC State Extension’s Millstone 4-H Camp and the North Carolina FFA Center. 

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… 

Students and family sitting on a couch.

Aug 10, 2020

Juntos Connects With Students Through Virtual Academy

A program that usually brings middle school and high school students onto campus saw success online this summer. 

Lisbeth Carolina Arias with clothing she designed

Jul 15, 2020

Alumna Designs and Donates Masks with Farmworker Safety in Mind

Designer Lisbeth Carolina Arias’ latest creation, colorful cloth masks, will help protect farmworkers in North Carolina through a partnership with NC State Extension. 

4-h youth members

Jul 3, 2020

Cherokee Culture Factors Strongly in EBCI 4-H Programs

With limited internet and cell service, North Carolina Extension Agent Sally Dixon created unique virtual 4-H programs that gets youth away from their screens.