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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.

Stanly County 4-H State Presentation Winners

Each year, Stanly County 4-H’ers participate in a statewide presentation competition. This year, competitors participated virtually by submitting pre-recorded …

At-Home Learning Experiences

Being a mom or dad to someone comes with its own unique set of challenges. On a daily basis, …

Cover photo for Virtual 4-H Camp

Virtual 4-H Camp

Join NC 4-H Camps for a completely new and virtual camping experience in June. FREE and open to any family …

Cover photo for Spring Learning to Grow Series 2020

Spring Learning to Grow Series 2020

N.C. Cooperative Extension, Stanly County Center is excited to offer the Spring 2020 Learning to Grow Series! This series …

Why 4-H Camp?

“Why should I send my child to 4-H Camp? What if they aren’t ready? What if they are homesick? …

Cover photo for 4-H Social Media Contest

4-H Social Media Contest

Through Tuesday, October 15, 2019, at 5:00 p.m., Stanly County 4-H will be hosting a social media contest. Here are …

Cover photo for 4-H Greenery Sale 2019

4-H Greenery Sale 2019

‘TIS THE SEASON!! Stanly County 4-H is selling trees, wreaths, and bows to help give kids scholarships for summer …

Cover photo for Youth Leadership Stanly Inductees

Youth Leadership Stanly Inductees

On Monday, October 7, 2019, Stanly County 4-H inducted 9 new members to the Youth Leadership Stanly program. All members …

Recent Publications related to 4-H Youth Development

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 …

Searching for ripe tomatoes.

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 …