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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.

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Isolation Activism Art Showcase

Isolation Activism Art Showcase Several weeks ago, #PassTheMicYouth challenged young activists to create art during this time of isolation. The …

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Isolation Activism Art Challenge

Isolation Activism Art Challenge There is a long history of art as a tool for activism and social change. It’s …

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Black Jewels

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5 Tips for Having Divisive Conversations

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A Culture of Conversation

We believe in the power of conversation and stories. They have the power to shift perspectives and help us …

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