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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 Buggin' Out Camp: August 10-11

WORKSHOPS FOR AGES 5-8 Citizens Resource Center in Dallas, NC 9 a.m. – 12 noon Explore the crazy world of insects with our …

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Gaston County 4-H Hiring

The N.C. Cooperative Extension, Gaston County Center is looking for a great team member who is organized, an excellent communicator, …

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2022 4-H Super Summer

The 2022 4-H Super Summer is open for enrollment! Learn about all the summer opportunities available for your child. …

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NC 4-H Virtual Volunteer Training

Check out this great opportunity to connect with other 4-H volunteers from across North Carolina to learn some new …

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Somethin' Pumpkin Coming October '21

From growing, cooking, and decorating, the 7th Annual Somethin’ Pumpkin has “somethin’ for everyone” during October. This virtual festival …

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