Nash County 4-H
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Empowering Young People to Lead for a Lifetime
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.
Nash County 4-H . . .
believes in the power of young people. We see that every child has valuable strengths and real influence to improve the world around us. Our programs are grounded in the belief that kids learn best by doing. Through hands-on learning, youth build not only confidence, creativity and curiosity, but also life skills such as leadership and resiliency that will help them thrive today and tomorrow.
Our Programs At a Glance
Based on interests and guided by adult mentors, youth have the opportunity to develop their own pathway in 4-H. They can select from a broad menu of local 4-H programs and there are hands-on, learn-by-doing, opportunities for everyone.
Connecting and Joining a 4-H Club
Our 4-H clubs provide positive youth development opportunities that help meet the needs of young people throughout our area. Youth experience belonging, mastery, independence and generosity – the essential elements – and foster educational opportunities tied to the land grant university knowledge base. Clubs meet in a variety of locations (home, community center, churches, etc.) and generally on a monthly basis. Each club is led by an adult staff member, or volunteer, who has completed the screening process and has been trained. Youth officers and leaders are selected to provide leadership to each club. Read More
How To Get Involved – Enrolling in 4-H is Easy
And at no cost. 4-H Online is the OFFICIAL North Carolina 4-H Youth Development Program database for enrolled 4-H members and volunteers. This system works as a partnership between the 4-H family and the N.C. Cooperative Extension of Nash County office to manage the 4-H enrollment process and distribute important information to you. Read More
Nash County 4-H Needs You!
Volunteers are the key to success in the Nash County 4-H program. Whether you’re interested in starting a club and becoming a club leader or just have a few hours to invest in upcoming 4-H programs, we have challenging and fun jobs for adults and teens who want to make a difference. Read More
Empowering Youth and Families Program
The Empowering Youth and Families Program is designed to:
- Prevent teen substance abuse and other behavior problems
- Strengthen parenting skills
- Improve family cohesiveness
This program delivered within parent, youth, and family sessions. Parents and youth practice skills, play games and do family projects. Sessions are highly interactive and include role-playing, discussions, learning games and family projects. Read More
Nash County 4-H l N.C. Cooperative Extension, Nash County Center
1006 Eastern Avenue, Room 102, Nashville NC 27856 l 252.459.9810
Nash County 4-H Agent l Sandy Hall l Sandy_Hall@ncsu.edu