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Building Leadership Skills

4-H Grows Citizenship

A.S.P.I.R.E. online Classes

ASPIRE (ACT Supplemental Preparation In Rural Education) is designed to bridge deficits in rural high school students’ performance on the ACT College Entrance Examination in order to increase the number of students pursuing higher education.
As a high school student, preparing for a college entrance exam like the ACT can be pretty difficult. N. C. Cooperative Extension 4-H Agents have teamed up to offer online courses to prepare high school students for the ACT College Entrance Examination through the ASPIRE program. This program is open to any high school student (public, private, or homeschool) and will be available in the fall.


  • Will your child be attending college in the Fall? Check out the info about financial aid.
  • Families and students who are exploring college can complete a practice FAFSA.

Monthly Newsletters for Parents of Preschoolers

Confidence in children starts at an early age. Here is a monthly newsletter to help with activities to inspire your child to have positive leadership skills. Included in the newsletter are daily activities to stay one step ahead of your little one when trying to think of quality and fun activities.

August 2021 Newsletter

July 2021 Newsletter

June 2021 Newsletter

May 2021 Newsletter

April 2021 Newsletter

March 2021 Newsletter

Other Resource for Parents

Healthy Living

A Family Factsheet for Outdoor Play and Learning

Balancing Life Series, recordings

Helpful Hints about Freezing Meat

Mental Health First Aid (Facebook page)

Sympathetic vs. empathetic responses to children

Talking to preschoolers about race

Helpful Hints for Stepparents

SCOOP on Managing Stress

Preparing your child for success

Reading everyday with your child

13 Great STEM Careers in Rural Areas

Self-Esteem in Children