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4-H Youth Development

4-H is the largest youth development organization in North Carolina, educating hundreds of thousands of young people each year. Extension’s 4-H program is growing the next generation of leaders and equipping youth with the skills to succeed.

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4-H Fall Virtual Cooking Series

Do your kids love to cook or are interested in learning? If so, Yancey County Cooperative Extension is hosting …

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ASPIRE Virtual ACT Prep

What is ASPIRE? Students will learn techniques and strategies for improving their ACT score through 30 hours of class participation, …

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September 2020 4-H Newsletter

For the latest news and updates on Yancey County 4-H, check out the newsletter linked below! September 2020 4-H …

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4-H Pumpkin Decorating Contest

An activity for the entire family! Get in the fall spirit by decorating your own pumpkin and entering it …

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The Grow Box

A program of Garden fun for your family delivered to your door from North Carolina 4-H and the JC …

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Gratitude Journals

During these uncertain and changing times, we all find ourselves adapting to the “new normal” caused by the COVID-19 …

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Makerspace Boxes

Yancey County 4-H has put together a great opportunity for kids to stay engaged while learning from home. Makerspace …

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Creating Childcare Center Production Gardens

This publication focuses on developing fruit and vegetable production gardens in the Outdoor Learning Environment …

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Snacking and Cooking with Warm-Season Produce from Childcare Production Gardens

This publication includes simple recipes that childcare center cooks and educators can use to engage …

Stirring kale and dressing for a winter salad.

Snacking and Cooking With Cool-Season Produce From Childcare Production Gardens

This publication includes simple recipes that childcare center cooks and educators can use to engage …

Raised beds with a crop of kale (left) and mustard greens (rt).

Growing Cool-Season Vegetables in Childcare Production Gardens

This publication focuses on easy-to-grow, child-friendly, cool-season vegetables suitable for childcare center gardening. This is …

Raised beds with a mix of warm-season fruits and vegetables.

Growing Warm-Season Fruits and Vegetables in Childcare Production Gardens

This publication focuses on easy-to-grow, child-friendly, warm-season fruits and vegetables suitable for childcare center gardening. …

Photo: Little fingers loosening roots before planting.

Growing and Cooking Fruits and Vegetables at Childcare Centers

This factsheet summarizes the benefits of fruit and vegetable gardening with children. It includes age-appropriate …

Excerpt of Bug Out - Leader's Guide

Excerpt of Bug Out curriculum - Leader's Guide by NC 4-H, NC State Extension, College …

Excerpt of I Am an Ecosystem Curriculum

Excerpt of the curriculum, I Am An Ecosystem - An Elementary Introduction to Microbes. This curriculum …