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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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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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Butterfly Effect Migration

This blog post was written and submitted by two activists Lily and Kaia. They are 10 and 11 years …

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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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Excerpt of the curriculum, I Am An Ecosystem - An Elementary Introduction to Microbes. This curriculum …

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Vermicomposting Leader's Guide - School Enrichment Curriculum by NC 4-H and NC State Extension. The …

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Hive Helpers curriculum - 4th Grade Facilitators Guide by NC 4-H, NC State Extension, and …

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Soil Solutions curriculum by NC 4-H, NC State Extension, and North Carolina State University 4-H …

Excerpt of The Busy World of Bees

The Busy World of Bees Curriculum - First Grade Educator's Guide by NC 4-H, NC …