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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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Wasps at Porch Lights

In recent weeks we’ve been getting a lot of messages regarding large wasps coming to porch lights. In all …

Headshot of Alexis Navedo with following text to the right of image. TiLT Volunteer Spotlight. Alexis Navedo. What is your favorite memory from serving as a TiLT volunteer? Spending time and getting to know everyone in the TiLT program overall was the best part.

TiLT Volunteer Spotlight: Alexis Navedo

TiLT Overview To highlight our Teens in Leadership Training (TiLT) program, we’re spotlighting some of our current and former volunteers, …

Headshot of Summer Kelly with following text to the right of image. TiLT Volunteer Spotlight. Summer Kelly. How did volunteering with TiLT help you when choosing a college or career path? I have chosen a career path in pediatric endocrinology so being about to interact with kids through TiLT has helped me to better communicate with them.

TiLT Volunteer Spotlight: Summer Kelly

TiLT Overview To highlight our Teens in Leadership Training (TiLT) program, we’re spotlighting some of our current and former volunteers, …

Headshot of Katlyn Toney with following text to the right of image. TiLT Volunteer Spotlight. Katlyn Toney. What is your favorite memory from serving as a TiLT volunteer? I cannot chose a favorite. We had a lot of laughs in TiLT & took trips to some pretty cool places. I always enjoyed teaching the younger children, they always made it worth the hard work.

Brunswick County TiLT Spotlights

TiLT Overview To highlight our Teens in Leadership Training (TiLT) program, we’re spotlighting some of our current and former volunteers, …

Headshot of Katlyn Toney with following text to the right of image. TiLT Volunteer Spotlight. Katlyn Toney. What is your favorite memory from serving as a TiLT volunteer? I cannot chose a favorite. We had a lot of laughs in TiLT & took trips to some pretty cool places. I always enjoyed teaching the younger children, they always made it worth the hard work.

TiLT Volunteer Spotlight: Katlyn Toney

TiLT Overview To highlight our Teens in Leadership Training (TiLT) program, we’re spotlighting some of our current and former volunteers, …

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