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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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Summer Thrive With McDowell 4-H

Summer Thrive is a program that provides fun, outdoor activities for families at the Marion Community Park or other …

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VOLUNTEER! Volunteers are the heart of N.C. Cooperative Extension. Volunteers are the key to our success. You, an existing or …

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2022 4-H Summer Discovery

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