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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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Innovation as Activism

As we continue to discuss, there are so many forms of activism. Business and innovation can also be an …

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Youth Activism in the Public Eye

A little over a year ago youth activist Greta Thunberg became a household name synonymous with climate change. She …

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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

by Je’wel Lucas Je’wel Lucas is a 20 year old visual artist who creates art to inspire and encourage others. …

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5 Tips for Having Divisive Conversations

In our latest episode, “Mic Drop: Divisive Conversations,” Cyrus Rad talks about his program ‘Civic Conversations’ which encourages people …

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Student Art Spaces

Activism is all about making one’s voice heard and a picture tells a thousand words. Art has always been …

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Mentoring Smarter, Not Harder

Written by: Kendra Dowen Mentoring has been a social phenomenon since the 70s, attracting more and more attention as the …

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A Summary of the National 4-H Science: Building a 4-H STEM Career Pathway Initiative

This publication summarizes an evaluation of the 4-H Science: Building a 4-H STEM Career Pathway …

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Eat Smart Move More North Carolina: Growing Communities Through Gardens

Gardens bring communities together. Not only are community gardens a good way to get more …

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Snacking and Cooking with Warm-Season Produce from Childcare Production Gardens

This publication includes simple recipes that childcare center cooks and educators can use to engage …

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Snacking and Cooking With Cool-Season Produce From Childcare Production Gardens

This publication includes simple recipes that childcare center cooks and educators can use to engage …

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Growing Cool-Season Vegetables in Childcare Production Gardens

This publication focuses on easy-to-grow, child-friendly, cool-season vegetables suitable for childcare center gardening. This is …

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Growing Warm-Season Fruits and Vegetables in Childcare Production Gardens

This publication focuses on easy-to-grow, child-friendly, warm-season fruits and vegetables suitable for childcare center gardening. …

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Creating Childcare Center Production Gardens

This publication focuses on developing fruit and vegetable production gardens in the Outdoor Learning Environment …

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Growing and Cooking Fruits and Vegetables at Childcare Centers

This factsheet summarizes the benefits of fruit and vegetable gardening with children. It includes age-appropriate …