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Jones County 4-H Information

The four “H’s” that make up 4-H. Head, Heart, Hands, and Health.

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.

In 4-H, young people complete hands-on projects in areas like health, science, agriculture, and civic engagement, in a positive environment where they receive guidance from adult mentors and are encouraged to take on proactive leadership roles. The group is open to youth between the ages of 5 and 18. Young people experience 4-H in every county in the country!

Read more at: National 4-H Council

National 4-H participant information.

Program Areas:

STEM & Agriculture

4‑H science programs provide 4‑H youth the opportunity to learn about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) through fun, hands-on activities and projects.

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Embryology hatching eggs for the second grade classrooms.

HEALTHY LIVING

4‑H healthy living programs help 4‑H youth learn how to lead lives that balance physical, mental, and emotional health.

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Jones County 4-H’er learning to cut vegetables safely.

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.

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Jones County 4-H’er speaking at a Jones County Commissioner Meeting.

How Do I Get Started?

Fill out an enrollment form on 4HOnline; pick a project; sign up for a workshop; or stop by the N.C. Cooperative Extension of Jones County office to talk with Samantha Bennett, 4-H Extension Agent, about your interests!

4-H Online Enrollment

Enrollment in North Carolina 4-H is FREE!

Contact Information:

4-H Clover

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