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4-H is open to youth ages 5-18 years old with various projects and activities for all children.

Are you looking for a new activity to get your child involved in this year? Unlock the hidden secret and sign your child up for the 4-H program.

4-H is a free youth development program. It’s a great opportunity for youth to learn by doing. As a 4-H member, they can participate as an independent member or join one of the clubs in Union County. 4-H is the world’s largest youth-serving organization with more than six million participants nationally. In Union County, the program serves close to 6,000 youth. The program is an informal, hands-on educational program that is dedicated to the growth and development of boys and girls, ages 5-18.

Most people think of the program as a hidden secret, but we’ve been around for more than 100 years. The 4-H program has a variety of different opportunities including a public speaking competition, project records, AIRE or the Application, Interview, Resume, and Essay competition, overnight and day camp opportunities which range from outdoor adventures, nature, gardening, arts, cooking, sewing, robotics, and so much more. Other opportunities include a local science fair, community partnership programs focused on STEM, photography contests, healthy lifestyle activities, and volunteerism.

If you are interested in getting your young person involved in the 4-H program, contact the local 4-H office at 704.283.3735 or 704.283.3740.

N.C. Cooperative Extension provides information to help people, businesses and communities solve problems, develop skills and build a better future. Extension specializes in agriculture, 4-H youth development, communities, food and nutrition, and the environment. To learn more about our programs, please visit: https://union.ces.ncsu.edu/.