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Clay County 4-H Information

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What is 4-H?

4-H is United States’ largest youth organization with about 6 million members. It is in every state that has a Land Grant University. Here in NC, N. C. State and NC A& T support the 100 counties and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. The 4-H programs created by these universities incorporate the 4-H’s: Head, Heart, Hands, and Health, to help the members become leaders and obtain lifelong skills.

4-H provides an opportunity for a young person to learn more about his/her interest and have a chance to complete a project. 4-H Clubs accomplish this by creating a  positive environment where the members receive guidance from adult mentors and are encouraged to take on proactive leadership roles. For your child to be involved in 4-H, he/she will have to be between the ages of 5 and 18 as of January 1 of the current year.

Sign about 4H'ers can do

Program Areas

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.

Ways to be involved in the community.

Healthy Living

Through 4-H Healthy Living, youth learn how to lead lives that balance physical, emotional, and mental health.

Healthy Living Program Areas

STEM and Agriculture

These two science areas cover a broad spectrum to include the areas of math (technology and engineering), agriculture (horticulture, livestock, poultry, etc.), and of course science (bees, chemistry, etc.).

Various STEM and Agriculture activities

How Do I Get Started?

To be part of this great youth development organization, email Julie Lyvers at and then you will need to fill out an enrollment form on 4-H Online.

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Julie Lyvers, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionJulie LyversExtension Agent, 4-H Youth Development Call Julie Email Julie N.C. Cooperative Extension, Clay County Center
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