All In for 4-H
Brunswick 4-H participants will celebrate National 4-H Week from October 4 to 10.
Brunswick County youth are eagerly anticipating National 4-H Week from October 4 through 10, during which millions of youth, parents, volunteers and alumni across the country will be celebrating everything 4-H.
Brunswick 4-H will observe National 4-H Week this year by showcasing the incredible experiences that 4-H offers young people and will highlight the remarkable 4-H youth in our community who work each day to make a positive impact on those around them.
“4-H is more than an organization that teaches youth, it inspires young minds to go out and create a better tomorrow” says Sydney Blair, NC State 4-H Reporter and Brunswick 4-H Member.
The theme of this year’s National 4-H Week is Opportunity4All, which highlights how 4-H encourages and embraces all kids to take part in hands-on learning experiences in areas such as health, science, agriculture and civic engagement. The positive environment provided by 4-H professionals and volunteers ensures that youth in every county in North Carolina and across the nation from urban neighborhoods to suburban schoolyards to rural farming communities are encouraged to take on proactive leadership roles and are empowered with the skills to lead in life and career.
4-H, the nation’s largest youth development and empowerment organization, cultivates confident kids who tackle the issues that matter most in their communities. In North Carolina, 4-H programs empower 261,210 youth members and 16,789 volunteers through the two land-grant universities (North Carolina State University and North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University) and Cooperative Extension in all 100 counties plus the Qualla Boundary of the Cherokee Nation. Outside the United States, independent, country-led 4-H organizations empower one million young people in more than 50 countries.
“4-H is a great way for youth to explore their interests while building leadership and communication skills” says Morgan King, Brunswick 4-H Agent. “Several of our youth have been active in educating our community about healthy living, gardening and the environment.”
To learn more about Brunswick 4-H programs and clubs, visit the website at brunswick.ces.ncsu.edu.