GREENSBORO, N.C.–Youth from around the state descended on Raleigh to take part in community service and leadership workshops November 4-5, 2017 during NC 4-H State Council Conference. Three Guilford County 4-H’ers were among the 250 youth that will take what they learned in Raleigh and implement it in their communities back home. Erin Dillon, member of the Go Getters 4-H Club and NC 4-H State Reporter, along with her fellow state officers taught one of the leadership workshops during the conference. Dillon states that through teaching workshops and presiding over the group assemblies, she practices the leadership and organizational skills that 4-H has taught her.
Erin Dillon (middle) preparing to preside over opening of NC 4-H State Council Conference.
4-H not only motivates youth to make a change in their life, but also in their community. Communities will see this as 4-H’ers Make the Best Better through community service, leadership, and citizenship activities.
Betsy Dean, member of Northern 4-H Club and Northeast McLeansville 4-H Club, said that she had the opportunity to interact with 4-H members from across the state and learn about different cultures, communication skills, and goal setting which will help her as she prepares for college next year.
For more information on the 4-H program in Guilford County, please contact Peggie Lewis Joyce or Sadie Payne at 336.641.2400
4-H is North Carolina’s largest youth development organization, equipping more than 247,000 young people each year with the skills to succeed and improve the world around them. 4-H programs and camps encourage young people to “learn by doing,” helping them to develop into active, contributing citizens. NC State Extension and the Cooperative Extension Program at N.C. A&T State University coordinate 4-H programs statewide.
–Lauren Taubert, Support Specialist, Guilford Center NC Cooperative Extension
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