Chatham 4-H Member Attends NCACC Youth Summit in Asheville
Chatham County 4-H member, Ms. Sarah Thomas, attended the fifth annual North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC) Youth Summit, which was held in Asheville, North Carolina August 15-16, 2014. North Carolina 4-H and the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service partnered for the fifth year with the NCACC on a multi-year initiative to increase youth involvement in county government. This initiative aims to overcome the mindset that many youth are disengaged and lack trust in government.
Over 100 youth and adults from 85 counties in North Carolina attended this event. The event is sponsored and supported by the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners.
Each youth that attended the NCACC Youth Summit was required to learn some of the intricacies of their local county government operations through interviews with their county commissioners and/or county manager along with attendance at a Board of Commissioners meeting. To see Sarah’s spectacular scrapbook report on Chatham County, along with all of the other youth’s submitted reports, please check out the following link: http://www.welcometoyourcounty.org/content/youth_summit_2014.shtm.
The 4-H program is the youth education program of North Carolina Cooperative Extension, based at North Carolina State and North Carolina A&T State universities. More than 227,780 young people ages 5 through 18 participate in North Carolina 4-H activities each year with the help of more than 20, 330 adult and youth volunteers. For more information on the 4-H program in Chatham County, please contact Ginger Cunningham at firstname.lastname@example.org.