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4-H Youth Development

4-H is the largest youth development organization in North Carolina. Hundreds of thousands of young people learn the skills to succeed through 4-H educational programs and camps. NC State Extension and the Cooperative Extension Program at N.C. A&T State University conduct 4-H programs where youth learn by doing.

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2019 Program Opportunities

There are a number of great program opportunities coming up in 2019! Check out the list below. Due February 15, …

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NOW OPEN: Sewing Class Registration

Sewing class registration is open now! Contact the office with any questions – 828-697-4891. Each class series lasts 4 weeks, …

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4-H Sewing and Cooking Classes

Sewing, cooking, and nutrition classes are being planned for kids! Information about the classes will be posted on the …

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