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Cabarrus County 4-H Information

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Cabarrus County 4-H Clubs

Enroll in 4-H

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State 4-H Programs

What is 4-H?

4-H is the Cooperative Extension System’s dynamic and educational program for youth. 4-H has about 6 million youth members across the United States. The name 4-H is summarized as the four-fold development of youth through the Head, Heart, Hands, and Health.

Opportunities for 4-H’ers

4-H Youth Development Research

In 4-H, young people complete hands-on projects in areas like health, science, agriculture, and civic engagement, in a positive environment where they receive guidance from adult mentors and are encouraged to take on proactive leadership roles. The group is open to youth between the ages of 5 and 18. Young people experience 4-H in every county in the country! View more about the National 4-H Council! Program Areas:  STEM & Agriculture 4‑H science programs provide 4‑H youth the opportunity to learn about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) through fun, hands-on activities and projects. LEARN MORE

4-H PROJECTS

4-H’ers work to participate in a variety of learning opportunities throughout the calendar year in what we call a 4-H Project. Projects can be on any topic. 4-H’ers are challenged to find activities that will build their project over the year. These experiences can be documented in N.C. 4-H Project Records to be submitted for judging in January of each year. Projects include individual and group activities surrounding a central theme (topic) along with leadership, community service, and civic engagement opportunities. LEARN MORE

LEADERSHIP

4‑H healthy living programs help 4‑H youth learn how to lead lives that balance physical, mental, and emotional health. LEARN MORE

COMMUNITY SERVICE

4‑H healthy living programs help 4‑H youth learn how to lead lives that balance physical, mental, and emotional health. LEARN MORE

CIVIC ENGAGEMENT

4‑H civic engagement programs empower young people to be well-informed citizens who are actively engaged in their communities and the world. LEARN MORE

How Do I Get Started?

Enroll in 4-H at 4HOnline; pick a project; sign up for a workshop; visit a club, contact a club leader or stop by the N.C. Cooperative Extension of Cabarrus County office to talk with Tracy LeCompte, 4-H Extension Agent, about your interests!

Enrollment in North Carolina 4-H is FREE and open youth ages 5-18.