Through 4-H, more than 240,000 young people, ages 5-19, in North Carolina learn new skills and serve their communities each year. Guided by North Carolina Cooperative Extension educators and adult and teen volunteers, 4-H’ers gain knowledge, skills and experience that help them become responsible citizens and leaders.
In Davie County, 4-H reaches youth through:
Being a member of a 4-H club gives children year-round involvement, and without question, provides them with the most well rounded 4-H experience. As a club member, children develop leadership skills, public speaking skills, and social skills as they participate in monthly club meetings, community service projects, citizenship activities, and club outings.
4-H Clubs are organized in communities throughout Davie County. Clubs may center around special interests, such as horses or gardening, or may take turns learning about different subjects. Clubs are led by parent and community volunteers who have been screened and trained by Extension personnel. Since 4-H is a family program, parents and guardians are actively involved at club functions and meetings.
Membership to a 4-H club is FREE! Your family may choose to participate in projects and activities that have nominal operation fees and costs.
A list of clubs and volunteer contact information can be found here.
SPECIAL INTEREST PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES
Throughout the year, 4-H will offer a variety of classes, workshops, and tours that we call Special Interest Programs, all Davie County youth, not just 4H club members, are invited to participate. In fact, many children first learn about 4H through Special Interest activities.
Unlike 4-H clubs, Special Interest Programs are short term in nature. How long each program lasts depends on the topic being explored. Cost for each Special Interest Program depends on cost of materials and resources needed.
Davie County primary Special Interest Program is Summer Fun, held during summer vacation. Some programming is offered during the year, mainly on school holidays. For more information, you can request to be added to the 4-H newsletter list.
SCHOOL AGE PROGRAM ENRICHMENT
Davie County 4-H has an Outreach Coordinator who works with existing afterschool programs to provide 4-H curriculum. Students are able to learn-by-doing in a fun, but educational setting. Students are invited to get more involved with the 4-H program. During the 2005-2006 school year, topics have included healthy living, bugs and entrepreneurship.
4-H works with the school system to provide competency based curriculum for classroom use. Many second grade classrooms participate in the 4-H Embryology program. Through this program, students learn about animal development as they incubate and hatch chicken eggs in their classroom. Davie County 4-H provides curriculum training to teachers, as well as equipment, curriculum, and fertile eggs for each class. Many other topics are available for a variety of classroom ages and settings.
For more information on any of these programs, please contact:
Davie County 4-H
4-H Extension Agent
4-H, FCS and Field Crops Secretary
Davie County 4-H is proud to be a United Way organization.