Clay County 4-H Information
- 2020 Virtual Youth Activities
- Developing leadership in your children
- Clay County 4-H Clubs
- 4-H Member Info
- Be a 4-H Volunteer
- Enrolling in 4-H
- History of N. C. Cooperative Extension
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.
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.
Through 4-H Healthy Living, youth learn how to lead lives that balance physical, emotional, and mental health.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and then you will need to fill out an enrollment form on 4-H Online.