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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.

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4-H Mini-Garden Wrap Up!

This summer Henderson County 4-H was able to offer the Mini Gardening program for youth ages 8-18! In May, …

Creative Clovers

Join Creative Clovers 4-H Club!

We are excited to announce a NEW 4-H SPIN club, the Creative Clovers 4-H Club! The Creative Clovers 4-H Club …

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Begin a Career With Extension!

N.C. Cooperative Extension, Henderson County Center is hiring!!! Support Specialist Assists Agents with special and recurring projects, promotional events, and related …

Congress 2022

Results - 4-H Congress 2022!

State 4-H Congress is the largest annual conference for 4-H youth to attend! Some highlights of the week are: 4-H …

Cloverbud Day Camp

4-H Cloverbud Nature Day Camp!

Join 4-H for a special Cloverbud nature adventure, Onacona day camp!! This camp is open to youth ages 5-8 …

Tinker Box

Summer 4-H Tinker Box!

Register now to receive your NCA&T University summer 4-H Tinker Box! If you aren’t familiar with a “tinker box,” …

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4-H West District Horse Clinic!

*Option 1: Must Own Horse To Participate The West District 4-H Horsemanship Clinic will be held at the WNC Ag …


4-H Photography Contest 2022!

NC 4-H Contest 2022! This photography contest is open to any 4-H member ages 8–18! (4-H age). Henderson County 4-H has …

YN Junior Team

4-H WHEP Winners!

Jordan Lake State Park was filled with eager 4-H competitors Saturday, April 23 for a beautiful day at the State WHEP …

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Live My Best Life Now!

Join us for a fun and engaging short-term program designed for teens to learn more about healthy living! Register …

Geology Club

4-H Geology Club - NEW

Did you find a rock at the park and don’t know what kind it is? What about fossils? Do …

Recent Publications related to 4-H Youth Development

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Appendix H. Community Gardening Resources

This appendix is part of the Extension Gardener Handbook and gives users to the tools …

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Career Exploration in Preschool

Ways to support career exploration by preschool-aged children


Career Exploration by Children and Teens -- An Overview

Ways parents can support career exploration by children and teenagers.


Career Exploration for Teens

Ways to promote teenagers' awareness of career options


Career Exploration in Elementary School

Suggestions for supporting career exploration by elementary school aged children.


A Summary of the National 4-H Science: Building a 4-H STEM Career Pathway Initiative

This publication summarizes an evaluation of the 4-H Science: Building a 4-H STEM Career Pathway …

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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 …

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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. …