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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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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, …

Headshot of Kenan Bridges in graduation regalia from East Carolina University with following text to the right of image.TiLT Volunteer Spotlight. Kenan Bridges. What is your favorite memory from serving as a TiLT Volunteer? I remember always going on so many adventures and we were always outside. My favorite memory would be when we took an overnight trip to the NC Zoo over the summer and explored the Zoo after hours ... 4-H gave me a safe space to be myself, explore my interests, and try new things that I would have otherwise never tried.

TiLT Volunteer Spotlight: Kenan Bridges

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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