Skip to main content

Logo for N.C. Cooperative Extension N.C. Cooperative Extension Homepage

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.

Cover photo for Chatham County 4-H Club Contact Flyer

Chatham County 4-H Club Contact Flyer

Current Chatham County 4-H Clubs Charging Champions Livestock 4-H Club Leaders: Loretta Batchelor and Leah Daniels This club focuses solely on livestock, primarily …

Cover photo for Youth Livestock Showing Tips

Youth Livestock Showing Tips

Showing livestock can be a magical experience for youth. There is nothing quite like eating, sleeping and living with …

Learn More Using the Resources Below

4-H College Scholarships

2016 4-H Presentations

4-H Club Chartering Info/Docs

4-H Club Finances

4-H Club Operation

4-H Honor Club

4-H Presentations

Chatham County 4-H Calendar

Chatham County 4-H Forms

Extension Programs at NC State University

Partnerships and Organizations

Points of Success

Portfolios

Project Record Books

Resources

Recent Publications related to 4-H Youth Development

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. …

Harvesting beans from a vine-covered teepee.

Creating Childcare Center Production Gardens

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

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 …

Extension Programming Models

This publication illustrates the NC State Extension Model for Program Planning and Evaluation for proactive …

9/6/19
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 …

Animal Appetites

This educational resource for children aged 9-12 explores food preferences in animals through inquiry-based learning …

Nature's Footprints

This educational resource for children aged 9-12 explains how to identify a wide variety of …

Hunting and Fishing Sportsmanship

This educational resource for children aged 13-15 explains basic rules for being a good sportsman …